21st Century Fire Management: Building a Better Relationship with Fire
569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
Rich Fairbanks has held various positions in the USDA Forest Service, including Interagency Hotshot Crew Foreman, Brush Disposal Crew Foreman, Division Supervisor, and Complex Burn Boss. His presentation will describe how we can use fire and mechanical fuel treatment to restore ecosystem structure and function while protecting life and property, with a special emphasis on Southwest Oregon. The discussion will cover changes in fire behavior and effects, fire staffing, zoning, building codes, and other issues.