Natural Resources

Current Opportunities

Upper Wheeler Shaded Fuel Break

Chelan County Natural Resource Department is advertising for bids for the Upper Wheeler Shaded Fuel Break project in Chelan County. The contract provides for thinning of 85.2 acres of land in Section 20 WDFW land along Upper Wheeler Road. Work will be conducted primarily with machine mastication, with limited hand piling and cutting and piling of logs for firewood collection. 

Work will begin on or after September 1, 2021 and will be completed by November 10, 2021. An optional pre-bid walkthrough will be held on Wednesday, July 28th at 9:30am, meeting at the junction of Stemilt Loop Road and Upper Wheeler Road.

Sealed bids must be recieved at the Chelan County Administration Building, 400 Douglas Street in Wenatchee, at or before 11:00 am on Monday, August 2, 2021 in order to be considered for this project. Sealed bids must be clearly marked with "Upper Wheeler Shaded Fuel Break Project". 

The project manual is available for download here:

Please contact Erin McKay at 509-630-5303 or with any questions.


Eagle Creek Alluvial Water Storage Project

Chelan County Natural Resource Department solicits an Invitation to Bid for the Eagle Creek Alluvial Water Storage Project, in Chelan County. This Contract provides for the improvement of aquatic habitat in Eagle Creek between River Miles (RM) 7.3 and 7.5. This Contract is associated with work at Site 1. The work includes, but is not limited to; temporary improvements to, development of, and restoration of temporary construction access routes; clearing and salvage of trees and shrubs for use in structure construction; temporary traffic control as needed to safely deliver, handle, and stage equipment and materials and construction of channel and floodplain wood structures within and adjacent to Eagle Creek. All work shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents and the 2021 Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge and Municipal Construction, State of Washington, Department of Transportation, and addenda thereto.

Pre-Bid Walkthrough Information:  An optional Pre-Bid conference walkthrough with representatives from the CONTRACTING AGENCY will be held on site on Friday, July 16th, 2021 at 11 A.M. Potential bidders attending the optional Pre-Bid conference shall anticipate the meeting to be held in an open air, socially distanced environment with all current COVID safety guidelines to be followed. The project site is located on Eagle Creek, outside of Leavenworth Washington. Attendees shall meet at the end of the paved section of Eagle Creek Road, approximately 5.5 miles from the turnoff of Chumstick Highway and proceed to the project area with the Contracting Agency. From Leavenworth travel North on Chumstick Highway (SR 209) for approximately 2 miles, then turn right onto Eagle Creek Road. Pavement ends in 5.5 miles, with the project site being a right hand turn 1 mile further via gravel USFS 7500 road. The project area has a gate for security during active logging operation, but is open to independent examination by prospective bidders at any time from USFS 7500 road.

Work must be completed by October 31st, 2021. The updated engineers estimate for total combined bid is $65,000-$70,000 (without WA sales tax).

Sealed bids will be received by Chelan County at the Board of County Commissioners Chambers, Chelan County Administration Building, 400 Douglas Street, Wenatchee, Washington until Monday, August 2nd, 2021 at 11:00 AM PDT for the Chelan County Natural Resources Project, “EAGLE CREEK ALLUVIAL WATER STORAGE PROJECT”.

Hard Copies of the Project Manual and Bid Package are available upon request and can be picked up from Chelan County Natural Resource Department, located at 411 Washington Ave, Suite 201, Wenatchee WA 98801. Questions regarding the project can be submitted to Hannah Pygott via email at

Project Manual and Downloads:


Posted: 03/16/2018 01:31 PM
Last Updated: 08/02/2021 02:06 PM

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