Natural Resources

Stehekin

Stehekin

Update: Consultant Selection Process

Chelan County has begun contract negotiations with one of the six consultants that responded to a Request for Proposals. Once the consultant is under contract, we will send out an annoucement and a general project timeline. (Posted Feb. 26, 2024)

 

Background: A Sustainable Stehekin

What does a vibrant or prosperous Stehekin look like?

Located at the head of Lake Chelan, Stehekin is perhaps Chelan County’s most unique community. Accessible only by foot, boat or float plane, Stehekin is home to about 100 year-round residents. The community, surrounded by North Cascades National Park, exists on a small private land base. Its beautiful landscape and surroundings make Stehekin an attractive gateway to recreation lands and the park.

But the Stehekin Community finds itself at a crossroads. Changing demographics, uncertain infrastructure needs, a dwindling private land base and shifting visitation trends indicate a need for comprehensive community planning to develop a vision and strategic plan for Stehekin.  Multiple partners, including Chelan County, Chelan PUD, the National Park Service and Stehekin residents, recognize the need for community planning to guide development and strategic community investment over the next 10 to 20 years. 

In June 2023, the agency partners met with residents to kick off this planning process. The question was asked: What are your future plans for this community so we can all begin planning for the future?

Among the topics of discussion at the kick-off meeting were flooding, growing power demands, loss of private property, worker housing needs, fire and forest health, parking at the landing, tourism and residential garbage. Much discussion centered around developing a collective vision of sustainability. Growth planning for Stehekin is missing and ultimately the community needs to align on a future growth and prosperity plan.

 

Join the Stehekin Email List

Anyone interested in joining the Stehekin e-newsletter to receive important updates on this project can send their name and email address to Jill FitzSimmons, Chelan County public information officer, at jillm.fitzsimmons@co.chelan.wa.us.

Posted: 09/18/2023 09:24 AM
Last Updated: 02/26/2024 12:29 PM

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 13
    May 2024
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Final day to withdraw from the ballot

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Final day to withdraw from the ballot

  • 10
    May 2024
    05:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Lot Drawing for Candidates

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Lot drawing for candidates placement on the ballot.

    Chelan County Elections Office
  • 06
    May 2024
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Elections: Candidate Filing Week

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Candidate filing week.

  • 03
    May 2024
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 03
    May 2024
    01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Public Meeting: Certify Election

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office