Conservation in the Woods
Conservation practices you can do in forestlands, such as improving forest health, protection from wild fire, forest road maintenance, culvert replacement, and wildlife habitat enhancement, is the focus of this program area.
Is your property at risk of wildfire? The Clallam County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is loaded with information about wildfire risks and what to do about it. You can evaluate your wildfire risk using this Department of Natural Resources Fire Risk Assessment Worksheet.
Financial Assistance for Small Forest Landowners
This voluntary program provides financial and technical assistance for removing or repairing fish passage barriers on private forestland. A "fish passage barrier" is any human-made instream structure that impedes the free passage of fish. Examples of fish passage barriers include culverts, dams, weirs, and road crossings. Cost-share rates range from 75% to 100% of eligible project costs.
You qualify for the program if you meet the following criteria:
- You are a private, small forest landowner.
- The fish barrier is on forestland and associated with a road.
- The structure is on a fish-bearing stream.
Applications must be received in the Small Forest Landowner Office at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by June 30 of the current year. Applications received after that date will be considered during the next year's grant cycle. If a project is selected for funding, a sponsor (such as the Conservation District) oversees all aspects of implementing the project. For more information or to request an application call the Conservation District at (360) 452-1912 ext. 109.
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) offers a program that provides both technical and financial assistance to private, non-industrial forest landowners. The program can help you develop management plans for your forest and explores practices that help maintain, protect and increase your forest productivity.
- Firewise Community
- Wildfire Preparedness
- Washington Forest Protection Association
- Washington Farm Forestry Assocation
- Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Small Forest Landowner Office (SFLO)
- Society of American Foresters - Find a Certified Forester
- WSU Extension - Forest Stewardship University
- Washington State Department of Natural Resources