Wenatchee Foothills Community Strategy

Year Published2010
Landscape ContextInland
Housing DensitySuburban, Rural
Funding TypePrivate
Habitat FocusForest, Shrubland
Organizations InvolvedThe Trust for Public Land, Chelan County, City of Wenatchee, and the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
ValuesOpen Space/Habitat, Recreation, Sustainability, Community Education, Biodiversity
Stakeholder InvolvementStakeholders were fully integrated (including leadership scoping meetings, focus groups, technical advisory groups, and two public workshops).
Planning ProcessThe planning process followed the below stepwise process:

Phase 1: Vision, walues, and opportunities identification
Phase 2: Resource identification and conceptual plan development
Phase 3: Goal, strategy, and action development
Phase 4: Plan completion and implementation.
Desired OutcomesThe Wenatchee Foothills Community Strategy aimed to:

1) Guide development to appropriate areas of minimum conflict
throughout the Foothills while adequately meeting the needs of the growing community;
2) Conserve a diversity and abundance of wildlife, habitat, and open space features important to the ecological health of the Foothills;
3) Provide a sustainable system of trails and amenities that supports multiple recreational uses now and into the future; and
4) Build community understanding, support, and involvement in Foothills issues and activities to further community investment in and stewardship of Foothills resources.
What It AccomplishedOver 1,000 acres have been protected through fee and easements, and over $6 million has been raised or leveraged directly or indirectly in relation to this plan.