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Metau Resilient Forests

Service Type

  • Silvicultural Contractor

Contact Information

Business Description and Remarks

Metau’s mission is to enable Central Washington Forests to be fire and disease resilient. In other words; healthy and robust. Tree thinning and pruning with chainsaw and other hand tools is how Metau contributes to this goal while taking wildfire risk, tree health, and wildlife into consideration. I consider leaving a healthier more resilient forest, my legacy- Wes Johns (owner).


  • Brush/slash disposal
  • Forest management advice
  • Pre-commercial thinning
  • Prescribed burning
  • Site preparation – mechanical
  • Wildlife enhancement
  • Fuels reduction

Counties Served

  • King
  • Snohomish
  • Chelan
  • Douglas
  • Grant
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Okanogan
  • Pend Oreille
  • Spokane
  • Stevens
  • Walla Walla
  • Whitman
  • Yakima

Optional Information

  • Experience/Education of Key Personnel: University of Idaho- Fire Ecology Rx310 Class. Washington State University- Forest Stewardship Class. Western Washington University- B.A. (business)
  • Carries Liability Insurance: Yes
  • Carries Surety Bond: Yes
  • Licensed Pesticide Applicators on staff: No
  • Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist(s) (CWMS) on staff: No
  • NRCS Technical Service Provider (TSP): No
  • Professional Affiliations: N/A