The 2022 Chip and Haul event began on April 1, 2022 and it will end on May 20, 2022.
This is a joint effort of the Walker Community Action Alliance (WCAA) Firewise Committee and the Walker Fire Protection Association (WFPA).

Answers to your questions pertaining to Chip & Haul can be found here. If you would like to donate to the Chip & Haul program, click
this link.
What is Chip & Haul? (hint, click to find out)
Walker Firewise is conducting free "Wildfire Risk Assessments" during the current pandemic
Contact: walkerfirewise@gmail.com

Spring 2022 Issue Walker Firewise Newsletter

The Walker Firewise Action Plan
Walker Community Assessment
THE WALKER FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN
FORMS
Volunteer Timesheet (xlsx) Volunteer Timesheet (pdf)
Can Your Home Survive A Wildland Fire?
Assess Your Own Property (pdf)
NEWS- Updated 4/8/2022
WFHF 18-201 Grant
This grant ended on August 31, 2021 after receiving two extentions because of COVID-19 restrictions. The original grant for $21,600 required a total of 16 acres be treated. Eleven properties, 16 total acres got treated and homeowners recieved $21,600 in reimbursements for their share of the costs.

NEW GRANT NFHF 21-205
$21,600. This grant will reimburse up to $1,500 per acre for wildfire fuel abatement. A "Wildfire Risk Assessment" must be performed first by a certified wildfire risk assessor. Two bids must be submitted to Walker Firewise. A final inspection of the work prior to payment to the contractor and then proofs of payment must be submitted for reimbursement. Contact Walker Firewise at: walkerfirewise@gmail.com

2021/20 Title III Grant
Walker Community Action Alliance was awarded $5,000 on November 3, 2021 by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. This money is to help offset a small portion of the costs of the upcoming 2022 Chip and Haul.

NRCS - EQIP Projects
Round 1 - Initiated in June of year 2018, was scheduled to complete in 2020 but has been extended. All properties, totaling 60.62 acres have received treatment and the only one item remains which involves pile burning. These acres were treated at no cost to homeowners.

Round 2 - Initiated in August of 2018, is currenty in process to potentially treat 73.76 acres. Mountain Pine Acres, Millsite Village, and some adjoining properties are currently being processed, with most properties in Potato Patch already completed. This is a joint project directed by Arizona State Forestry and Fire Management (Healthy Forest Initiative) and involves several intities including Miller Lumber, Arizona Department of Corrections, Natural Resources Conversation Services, Walker Community Action Alliance (Walker Firewise), and others.

Round 3 - Contract between Walker Community Action Alliance and Natural Resource Conservasion Service (NRCS) was signed on May 16, 2019 to potentially address 126.82 acres. Work has been completed in Potato Patch subdivision and some in Mountain Glen #1. This project will involve the same partners as in Round 2.

Round 4 - This project is in the planning stage. The purpose of this project is to treat aspen trees in Potato Patch and possibility surrounding areas for the Oyster Shell Scale. A small beetle that attacks aspen trees and eventually kills them.
 
To help fund the Chip & Haul the 2023 program, click this link or
mail your donation to:
Walker Firewise, 5353 S. Walker Rd., Prescott, AZ 86303
During Chip & Haul, you may deposit your donation into the mailbox on the table at the Walker Fire Station parking area.
Contact us: WCAA walkerfirewise@gmail.com