Natural Resources

Upper Wenatchee Community Lands Plan

The Upper Wenatchee River Basin is spectacularly beautiful, ecologically diverse and economically essential. The basin has a range of physical characteristics and uses, and a complex ownership pattern. Lower elevation areas along rivers and lakes are largely in private ownership, some substantially subdivided and built out. Surrounding lands are a checkerboard of private and public ownership.

Management of this forested checkerboard impacts many public priorities: an economy supported by local jobs and businesses, vibrant recreation opportunities, thriving populations of fish and wildlife, and reduced threat of catastrophic wildfire. Local leaders want to take a proactive approach to guiding the future land uses within the watershed. Developing a vision for future ownership and management of these lands is necessary and prudent, especially in light of potential large-scale land sales.

The Upper Wenatchee Community Lands Plan (UWCLP) project will bring together local stakeholders to create this vision and a work plan to implement it. The project is a joint effort of Chelan County, The Trust for Public Land, and the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. Over the next year, we will be reaching out to landowners and residents in three areas: Peshasin Creek/Blewett Pass, the Chumstick valley, and Nason Creek/Lake Wenatchee.

Mark your calendars for the next Steering Committee meeting which will be held on Tuesday, September 15th from 1-4 pm at the Confluence Technology Center.

For more information about the Community Lands Plan:

Upper Wenatchee Community Lands Plan Meeting Information

Documents and Presentations

 1 January 14 2015
   January 14,2015_powerpoint.pdf 2987 KB
   1_14_15 notes from steering committee small groups.pdf 91 KB
   Steering Committee meeting summary.pdf 103 KB
 2 Spring 2015 Community Meetings
   Spring 2015 Meeting Summary and Input.pdf 235 KB
 3 June 2015 Stakeholder Meeting
   June 2015 Steering Committee meeting summary.pdf 353 KB
 4 Future Meeting 2
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Posted: 02/24/2015 03:05 PM
Last Updated: 03/27/2019 08:22 AM

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