Columbia Valley Wildfire Reduction and Wood Chipping Event
Wednesday & Thursday, September 8th & 9th, 2021
10 AM- 4 PM
This is a free event, but registration is required, and space is limited. Assistance is available to those who need help gathering limbs and brush from their yards. Volunteers are also needed. Please contact Rebecca Cayen by June 20th to register at: ColumbiaValleyWA@gmail.com or at 360-510-3137.
Stacking and Sizing Specification for Chipping Piles:
• No limbs or brush larger than 6” diameter
• Limbs and brush only – no rootwads, stumps, lawn clippings, raked leaves, trash or non-woody debris.
• Everything must be stacked pointing the same direction – tangled piles will not be chipped
Watch for Nesting Birds:
Columbia Valley chipping event organizers recognize the importance of keeping birds in mind when promoting hazardous fuels reduction and woody residue treatment activities.
The following will be considered during fuels reduction activities taking place on private property leading up to the scheduled community chipping events:
• August through February is the best time to remove hazard trees, downed debris, prune low-hanging tree limbs, and remove ladder fuels so as not to disturb bird habitat
• Before beginning pruning or downed debris removal, check for bird activity or nests.
If you find a nest, give space and work elsewhere.
• Consider replacing flammable, hazardous, or invasive vegetation with native fire-resistant plants to enhance bird and pollinator habitat in your landscape
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/technical/cp/ncps/?cid=nrcs143_026849#U – Woody Residue Treatment (Code 384), Fuel Break (Code 383) & Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666)
Additional Wildfire Preparedness Resources: