Collaboration works. Effort shared brings success. Diverse interests that find common goals multiply their power and influence, with the sum certainly greater than the parts.
The truth of these statements is illustrated by the pending acquisition by Chelan County of 4,000 acres of private land in the Stemilt Basin near Wenatchee, with the intent that it be permanently spared from development and managed for wildlife and recreation. Chelan County hopes it has enough resources to purchase the land within a year. The price is estimated at $2.2 million, funds flowing from a $1.25 million state appropriation plus local match, with support from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wenatchee Sportsmen’s Association and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.