south central washington resource conservation & development (rc&d) council
south central washington resource conservation & development (rc&d) council

aspen stand in the eastern cascades

mt. adams

yakima river canyon


eastern cascade meadow flowers

ytahp revegetation project along a creek

south central washington resource conservation & development (rc&d) council



Collaboration For Fire Adapted Communities

Washington State 2013 Conference - September 25th & 26th

Wenatchee Conference Center

121 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, Wa. 98801


Conference Purpose: To bring together federal and state agencies, community organizations, and elected officials in their current roles and programs to develop strategies and connections that will transform wildfire prone areas into Fire Adapted Communities in Washington State.


The Washington RC&D Council, the National Association of RC&D Councils, and the International Code Council are happy to present a Washington State Wildland Urban Interface conference to address issues facing the zone where human development intermingles with undeveloped forests, grasslands, and shrub steppe.

These conferences are being held across the nation and we are proud to be able to host this one in Washington State. We hope you can join us!

***Please carefully read the information below.***


This conference will include speakers and panels from around the state and nation with diverse expertise on federal, state, and local issues regarding the Wildland Urban Interface.

Agenda items include:

  • Fire Adaptive Communities - Understanding Our Role
  • Roles and Topic Areas in Reducing Wildfire Risk
  • Fire Codes - State / Local Policy Issues
  • Wildfire Safe, Sound, and Code Smart Initiative
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans - Putting all the Pieces and Roles Together

Download The Agenda Here [pdf, 274 KB].


Registration for the conference is now closed. If you are a speaker or moderator you do not need to register, and have free access to the conference.

There are still openings for the field trip, see below for more info.

Please contact Heather at: if you have any questions / concerns regarding registration.

Check-In will be on Wednesday, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in front of the conference rooms, please make sure to check in early as the first presentation will start promptly at 9:00!

Appy for a Travel Stipend

We are no longer offering Travel Stipends. Thank you!

Book a Hotel Room

We apologize, but there are no more rooms available at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel. Other hotels close by include the Comfort Inn and Red Lion.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Evening Social

On the evening of Wednesday, September 25th there will be an evening social, which will include appetizers and a CASH bar. In addition, space will be provided for participants to display materials related to the conference. This could include outreach materials, research projects, or other related information in the form of posters, tri-folds, pamphlets, film, or other media. Individuals bringing materials to be displayed during the evening social will need to notify us at least one week ahead of time what materials will be displayed and accommodations needed. All materials will need to be brought to the conference and set up before 1:00 (end of lunch) on the 25th. All materials must be set up and broke down by the presenter. Bring all supplies needed to display your items, as we may not have these supplies on hand (tape, pins, projector, etc.). Please send an e-mail to Heather Simmons-Rigdon (below) to reserve a spot for your materials.

Field Tour

A field tour will be hosted by Andrew Holm and Annie Schmidt with the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition at the end of the conference. You will be able to visit areas outside Leavenworth to look at certified firewise defensible spaces and other projects. The tour will take approximately 2.5 hours roundtrip and buses will be leaving promptly on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. outside the conference center.

The tour will cost an additional $10, and will include a brown bag dinner and transportation. There are only a few seats left, and you must register by Tuesday at noon. To do so, contact Heather at:

More Information

For more information regarding the conference, please send an email to Heather Simmons-Rigdon at: 

2013 WUI, Working Together Conference


Thank You To All Our Partners Who Made This Possible!

National Association of RC&D Councils

AFG Fire Prevention & Safety Grants

International Code Council

Fire Adapted Communities

The Nature Conservancy

Wildfire Safe, Sound, and Code Smart

National Association of RC&D Councils



RC&Ds - Providing Leadership in Conservation Collaboration!