Firewise Cost-Sharing Program FAQs
This program is administered by the Washington state Department of Natural Resources and is intended to encourage eligible forest owners to implement practices which improve forest health by reducing the risk of damage from wildfire and insect infestation on forest lands in Eastern Washington.
Flammable brush control, non-commercial thinning, pruning, slash disposal and creation of wildfire defensible space around structures.
The easiest way is to contact Firebreak Wildfire Prevention, LLC. We’ll come out an meet with you to look over your project. We contact the local DNR representative and set up a meeting where we all can walk your property and agree on the scope of the project. Firebreak will complete the application, bring it to you for your signature then take it the DNR. Once they approve our project we’ll get started with the actual work.
Approved applicants are reimbursed for 50% of their total actual cost, not to exceed the maximum reimbursement rate.
Owners of eligible forest land in all eastern Washington counties may apply. Availability of funding may vary by location and is subject to change over time.