forest fires

Council on Wildfire Response report

Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response to release final report (My Columbia Basin, 11/8/19)

Governor’s wildfire council delivers long and pricey list of recommendations (Oregonian, 11/13/19)

Wildfire council report: Spend $4 billion to keep forests safe (Portland Tribune, 11/12/19)

November 2019 : report and recommendations [PDF] (2019) Oregon Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response

2019 wildfire season

Dry July weather leads to dry August, bad wildfire season predicted (Statesman Journal, 7/29/2019)

Milepost 97 Fire: Crews make progress on containment, now 15% (Statesman Journal, 7/30/2019)

McKay Butte Fire: Wildfire grows to 190 acres south of Bend in Deschutes National Forest (Statesman Journal, 7/30/2019)

ODF fires (serial) Oregon Department of Forestry

Wildfire smoke health effects

What are the long-term health effects from wildfire smoke? Oregon doctors say it’s something they’re still learning about (Oregonian, 7/22/2019)

Wildfire smoke and your health (2014) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Wildfire smoke trends and associated health risks: Bend, Klamath Falls, Medford and Portland – 1985 to 2018 (2019) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division