Natural Resources

Nason Ridge

Nason Ridge

Nason Ridge

Nason Ridge provides the forested backdrop to Lake Wenatchee, and is highly valued by both the local community and visitors to the region for it's benefits of wildlife habitat, economic stability for local businesses, ecologic and aquatic processes, and year-round recreation. Rather than logging off all value on the property, Weyerhauser agreed to sell the parcels to whomever could come up with the money to purchase. The local community rallied around the fundraising effort to save Nason Ridge from industry logging, and raised over 1 million dollars toward the purchse goal. Western Rivers Conservancy stepped in and purchased the land from Weherhauser to hold in conservation until a permanent solution was found. 

Chelan County, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, and Western Rivers Conservancy are now in the process of pitching Nason Ridge as a Community Forest to the State Legislature for consideration for state funding to complete the purchase. With financial backing from the State Recreation and Conservation Office and guidance from a Community Forest Advisory Committee, a Community Forest Management Plan is being put together in time for the 2020 Legislative Session. See below for documents and meeting notes pertaining to the potential Community Forest and the planning effort. 


Nason Ridge Community Forest Management Plan November 2019


Nason Ridge Forest Management Plan Outline

Nason Ridge Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

Nason Ridge Commmunity Forest Plan Timeline – May 26th 2019 DRAFT

Examples of other Community Forest Plans:

 Squilchuck Community Vision Plan (The Stemilt Partnership)

 Jericho Communiy Forest Plan (USFS)

Nisqually Community Forest:

Posted: 07/30/2019 09:42 AM
Last Updated: 01/04/2021 10:02 AM

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