The Washington state Department of Natural Resource will hold two free workshops next month for contractors interested in working on fuel reduction projects with private landowners.  And DNR noted, such projects may be eligible for DNR cost share funding. 


According to DNR, more than $4 million is available for Eastern Washington forest landowners to promote forest health, reduce impacts of wildfire.  DNR’s 20 Year Forest Health Strategic Plan prioritizes the forest health and forest resiliency of Eastern Washington forests and reducing the impact of wildfires on communities.


The two workshops offered in Northeast Region will cover:  

  • How to get on the DNR list of fuel reduction contractors 
  • How forest landowners can sign up for funding 
  • Tax information from a DOR representative
  • Burning: Rule versus permit and prescribed burns
  • How the program works, from setup to payment
  • How to successfully complete forest health and wildfire mitigation work
  • Contact information for DNR service foresters 


While this workshop is focused on contractors, anyone from the public is welcome to attend.  There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is preferred. Please contact Kelsey Hagan if you are planning to attend.  A virtual option is also available for those who are unable to attend in person.  

Who:           Forest contractors  

What:           Free Fuel Reduction Contractor Workshop  

When/Where:         Tuesday, February 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service Republic Ranger Station at 650 E. Delaware Ave. Republic, WA 99166 

Wednesday, February 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 46, 3818 E Deer Park Milan Rd, Chattaroy WA 99003 


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