The Fire Program uses education, outreach, and boundary spanning partnerships to foster the resiliency of communities and landscapes to wildfire at scale. A team of six (wildland) fire specialists helps seek regionally relevant solutions that make sense in the diverse ecological and social contexts of their areas. Focal topics of the Program include science translation and application; supporting planning, implementation, and adaptation of specific landscape scale projects and partnerships; and engaging in, supporting, and learning from fire policy.
We acknowledge that Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary's River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. All Extension programming throughout the state of Oregon happens on traditional homelands. To learn more, click here.