What is unique about this county?
Climate Mapper allows users to map real-time conditions, current forecasts, and future projections of climate information for the area you select. The mapping interface provides climate variables, as well as variables pertinent to agricultural, fire conditions, and water resources. The dynamic mapping interface provides a straightforward way for scientists and decision-makers to visualize climate information. to find your precipitation and climate patterns on your site.
Example snapshot of precipitation in Chelan County taken from Climate Mapper:
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world.
Below is an example soil survey of Ohme Gardens. Once you define your area of interest, WWS will provide a map, summary soil survey and a more detailed report of that area. Click on the map and legend for pop-up views.
Like soils and climate, each site is different and forms different plant communities.
The Wenatchee Valley chapter encompasses Chelan and Douglas Counties. This area includes the eastside Cascade Mountain forests, alpine meadows and peaks, the Columbia River, Lake Wenatchee and Lake Chelan, Columbia Basin basalts, and the shrub-steppe.
Developed and hosted by the University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum, this website brings together thousands of photographs and contributions from photographers and botanists. Below is an example map. This site also provides descriptive material and numerous photos of each plant species.
Burke's Philadelphus lewisii County Data Map
Native Land Digital is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that is Indigenous-led. The map is a work in progress and does not represent official or legal boundaries of any Indigenous nations. They request input if you find errors.
Below is a still shot of the Native Land Digital's map of the area of Chelan County. This map is interactive and best viewed online. Native Land Digital provides tribe identification with links to additional information.
Tribes identified for the areas of Chelan County include those listed below the map. Click on each tribe's name to learn more.
Chelan County Tribes
Funding & Partners
The Heritage Garden program provides a unique way to educate homeowners, municipalities and businesses about the water savings that can be achieved by converting from high water-use landscapes to lower water-use landscapes. Implementation of the programmatic elements outlined in the Heritage Garden Program provide an average water savings (Wenatchee) of 14 gallons per sq. ft. per year (623,525 gallons per acre or 1.91 acre-feet per acre) compared to growing a lawn.
Funding for the Heritage Garden Program in Chelan county is provided by a grant from the Washington State Conservation Commission and the National Association of Conservation Districts – Urban Ag Conservation grant program.