The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offers a wealth of information and resources for landowners in the central Washington area who were affected by the 2012 wildfires.
Detailed information on post-fire seeding recommendations and post-fire property treatments are online, along with a list of sources for trees, shrubs, and seeds for replanting burned areas. A PDF guide to rangeland seeding is also available, along with a primer on noxious weeds provided by Chelan County.
Also online is a comprehensive 115-page seedling identification guide from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife — this is a very large (21,303 KB) file and may take some time to download.
Also online are numerous resources provided by the NRCS for private landowners whose properties were affected by the fires. The items listed below are PDF documents.
- Assessing tree injuries
- Erosion control mats
- Hillside home drainage
- Sandbag barriers
- Tree injuries
- Tree and shrub plantings
- Wenatchee area seeding
- Wetland plantings
More information on the NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program is also online.