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Fire Hazard Reduction Grants
Proposals sought

Methow Valley residents have until February 28, 2014 to apply for funding to reduce the risk of wildfire near their homes. To be eligible for the funding you must live in an area with a completed Community Wildfire Protection Plan. According to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources website, the entire Methow Valley is covered by a CWWP, along with separate, specific plans for the Edelweiss and Pine Forest developments.

The Washington State DNR is providing the fire hazard reduction grants using funds from the U.S. Forest Service Wildland-Urban Interface Community Assistance Grant Program. DNR is seeking proposals for projects to reduce the threat of wildfire in eastern Washington communities in or near the woods.

The Methow Valley is considered a high wildfire priority area.

For more information contact:

Steve Harris
DNR Northeast Region Office

Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, DNR is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 13 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands. DNR is the state's largest on-call fire department, with more than 1,000 employees trained and available to be dispatched to fires as needed.

Curtis Edwards

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