Prescribed fire in Oregon

Prescribed fire is an age-old tool first used by indigenous peoples, for a variety of reasons from fuels management to favoring desired plant species. The use of prescribed fire has been limited in Oregon and there have been concerns and misconceptions about it. However, other regions in the U.S. like the South have been utilizing prescribed fire as a forest and fuels management tool for decades. Fire policies in Oregon are changing and our knowledge is increasing so that landowners will have more options for considering prescribed fire in the future. In this webinar, you will learn about prescribed fire: its many uses; the benefits and challenges of its use; and examples of its application in Oregon.


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