Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)
The Okanogan Conservation District is working with various partners across Okanogan County to update the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in 2024. This document was first developed in 2009, and was last updated in 2013. The CWPP is a vital document for the future of wildfire resiliency in Okanogan County.
What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?
The CWPP is a planning document that captures the collaborative process, values, and priorities of stakeholders who are working to prepare for wildfire. This process involves gathering community input, assessing data, and local decision making to prioritize and implement wildfire mitigation actions that can occur within 5-10 years.
How will the process work?
Community and Partner Engagement
The CWPP is a collaborative process that centers around community and partner involvement. Stakeholders include community members and residents, fire responders, tribal governments, local, state, and federal organizations, and more. The CWPP is led by a core planning group and a larger general group of diverse partner groups to ensure accurate representation across Okanogan County.
Hazard and Risk Analysis Data
This document will include up-to-date information and fire modeling to assess local hazards and identify strategic investments to mitigate wildfire risk and promote preparedness. This includes GIS mapping to assess wildfire behavior patterns, historically burned and unburned areas, past and planned forest treatments, and much more.
Prioritization and Implementation
Community input and values, hazard risk and data analyses, local expertise and knowledge, and the availability of resources and district capacity, are all major factors in determining the direction and feasibility of projects that will be prioritized in the 2024 CWPP. The Core and General planning groups will gather and assess data over the next several months, and ultimately set the priorities and implementation actions for the next 5-10 years.
The CWPP planning committee will meet regularly throughout 2024. The meeting dates
are listed below with an attached agenda.
If you have feedback on an agenda item, or a comment that you would like the planning committee to discuss, please submit an inquiry.