wildfires

Prescribed burning season

Prescribed fires: What they are, when it’s OK to burn, and why they’re used (Register Guard, 10/30/22)

Thumbnail of page from the document Prescribed burning and smoke management: reducing wildfire risk, minimizing smoke in communitiesPrescribed burning and smoke management: reducing wildfire risk, minimizing smoke in communities (2019) Oregon Department of Forestry, Fire Protection Program

Thumbnail of page from the document The forestland burning guide: what the landowner needs to knowThe forestland burning guide: what the landowner needs to know (2019) Oregon Department of Forestry

Thumbnail of page from the document Oregon smoke management annual reportOregon smoke management annual report (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry, Fire Protection Program

Wildfire prevention in Oregon

Number of human-caused wildfires in Oregon down nearly 20% (Capital Chronicle, 10/17/22)

Thumbnail of cover from the document Senate Bill 762 biannual reportSenate Bill 762 biannual report (semiannual) Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal

Thumbnail of cover from the document Advancing fire protection in Oregon, Wildfire Programs Advisory Council's report on the implementation of Oregon's Senate Bill 762Advancing fire protection in Oregon, Wildfire Programs Advisory Council’s report on the implementation of Oregon’s Senate Bill 762 (annual) Oregon Office of the Governor, Wildfire Programs Advisory Council

Milo McIver State Park wildfire

Estacada area homes evacuated as fire erupts at Milo McIver State Park in Clackamas County (Oregonian, 9/10/2022)

Milo McIver State Park fire out, but evacuation orders remain (Portland Tribune, 9/10/2022)

Thumbnail of cover from the document Milo McIver State Park recreation guide.Milo McIver State Park recreation guide (2014) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Thumbnail of cover from the document Milo McIver State Park comprehensive plan.Milo McIver State Park comprehensive plan (2013) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Thumbnail of cover from the document Milo McIver campground.Milo McIver campground (serial) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

Trends in air quality from wildfires

Oregon sees year’s first unhealthy air day, as research tracks dramatic rise in wildfire smoke (Oregonian, 8/2/2022)

Unhealthy air’ days increasing in Oregon as wildfire season lengthens (Statesman Journal, 8/3/2022)

DEQ study tracks rising trend of unhealthy wildfire smoke in Oregon (Capital Press, 8/4/2022)

Thumbnail of cover from the document Wildfire smoke trends and the air quality index.Wildfire smoke trends and the air quality index (2022) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon’s defensible space code

Fire Marshal addresses concerns about new Oregon defensible space codes (Jefferson Public Radio, 8/2/2022)

Thumbnail of page from the document Frequently asked questions, Oregon defensible space codeFrequently asked questions, Oregon defensible space code (2022) Oregon State Fire Marshal

Thumbnail of the document Defensible space tips to protect your home from wildfireDefensible space tips to protect your home from wildfire (2022) Oregon State Fire Marshal

Thumbnail of the document Consejos sobre el espacio defendible para proteger su hogar contra los incendios forestalesConsejos sobre el espacio defendible para proteger su hogar contra los incendios forestales (2022) Oregon State Fire Marshal

Thumbnail of the document How does defensibile space really workHow does defensibile space really work? (2022) Oregon State Fire Marshal

New wildfire mitigation plans

Oregon electric utilities file first state-required wildfire mitigation plans with PUC (KTVZ, 7/22/2022)

Thumbnail of cover of the document Portland General Electric Company 2022 wildfire mitigation planPortland General Electric Company 2022 wildfire mitigation plan (2022) Oregon Public Utility Commission

Thumbnail of cover of the document Oregon wildfire protection plan, 2022Oregon wildfire protection plan (2022) Oregon Public Utility Commission

Thumbnail of cover of the document Portland General Electric Company 2022 wildfire mitigation planWildfire mitigation plan 2022 (2021) Oregon Public Utility Commission