Wildfire Preparedness Workshops for Farm/Forest Owners

Whitewater fire near Detroit, Oregon. Photo by Mike Haasken, ODF.
Whitewater fire near Detroit, Oregon. Photo by Mike Haasken, ODF.
Firewise - Three zones of defensible space.
Firewise - Three zones of defensible space.

November 7, Hood River Fire Dept. Community Room, 1785 Meyer Pkwy, Hood River, OR

November 9, Santiam Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 450 SW Evergreen St, Mill City, OR 

November 15, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Boulevard Sandy, OR

All workshops are from 6:00-8:00pm

Oregonians live in a fire-prone environment, but there are effective practices for minimizing impacts of fire in your neighborhood.  Are you and your community prepared for wildfire?  Do you want to know how you can give your home and property the best chance to survive it? 

To learn more, attend this program in any of three locations. The sessions will be led by OSU Extension Forester, Glenn Ahrens joined by representatives from Oregon Department of Forestry at each location. Presentation, discussion, and reference material will cover:

  • Firewise practices for creating defensible space around homes and buildings.
  • Thinning, pruning, and groundcover management practices to reduce fire hazards in woodlands.
  • Community Wildfire Protection Planning for neighborhoods.
  • Sources of assistance for assessing risk, planning and implementing fuels reduction and other treatments to reduce hazards.
  • Fuels reduction grants and cost-sharing opportunities for the future.

There is no fee, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Or call 503-655-8631 or email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

 For online registration:

            Hood River     http://bit.ly/2z4nieG

            Mill City          http://bit.ly/2y4XEbA

            Sandy              http://bit.ly/2krLB33


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