A New Vision for Wildfire Planning: A Report on Land Use and Wildfires

 

1000 Friends of Oregon Releases A New Vision for Wildfire Planning: A Report on Land Use and Wildfires

The report offers detailed policy recommendations to keep Oregonians safe

In recent years, Oregonians have experienced increased risks to their health and lives, damage to natural resources, and destruction of homes from longer and more severe wildfire seasons. This past year, Oregonians watched in despair as the Columbia River Gorge burned, and mourned the loss of life of those fighting and fleeing fires here. All Oregonians have felt the impacts of wildfire in their daily lives, activities and businesses due to air filled with smoke from fires ranging from British Columbia to northern California.

1000 Friends of Oregon aims to create a brighter future. More than 107,000 homes in Oregon, worth $12.7 billion and representing 8% of the state’s housing supply, face high or very high risk of wildfire according to 1000 Friends of Oregon’s recently released report, A New Vision for Wildfire Planning: A Report on Land Use and Wildfires. 

Join us at Reed College on Tuesday, April 9th for a presentation and reception with author (and 2018 Gerhardt Intern) Ashlee Fox.

 

Download the Press Release

Click here to download the official press release for the report.

 

And take a look at additional press coverage of the report:

New Council Will Advise Gov. Kate Brown on Improving Oregon's Wildfire Response | OPB

As Wildfires Get Larger and More Expensive, Gov. Brown Looks to a New Advisory Council | Salem Reporter

Governor Hopes to Shift Way Oregon Fights Wildfires | Portland Tribute

Oregon Needs to Regulate Development for Wildfire, Report Concludes | Jefferson Public Radio

Oregon Watchdog Group Urges 'New Vision' for Wildfire Planning | KTVZ

A New Report Highlights a Vision for Wildfire Planning | Source Weekly

 

Download the 1-Pager

Click here to download our 1-page overview of the wildfire report, including policy recommendations.

 

Download the Full Report

Click here to download A New Vision for Wildfire Planning: A Report on Land Use and Wildfires.

 

Read the Report

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