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
  • Fuels reduction
  • Pre-commercial thinning
  • Prescribed burning
  • Site preparation – mechanical
  • Wildlife habitat enhancement

Counties Served

  • Chelan
  • Douglas
  • Grant
  • King
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Okanogan
  • Pend Oreille
  • Snohomish
  • 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)

Insurance and Bonding:

Liability insurance and surety bond

Licenses and Certifications:

Firefighter Type 2 certification, Washington State Licensed Farm Labor Contractor

NRCS Technical Service Provider (TSP):


Professional Affiliations: