Grant County CWPP Staff Login
04/28/2012
UPPER MIDDLE FORK COMMUNITY MEETING
Upper Middle Fork
CWPP Community Meeting
April 28, 2012

Values:
-Timber
-Wildlife
-Watershed/Forest
-Scenery
-Grazing Land for Livestock
-People
-Remoteness
-Road Safety (for bicycles, motorcycles,etc)
-Bates Park (this was considered a value by
some and a detriment by others)
-River
-Aspen and Tamarack (western larch)
-Salmon
-History of Area (old structures, Susanville,
Austin, Galena, Dunstan Ranch)
-Powerline
-Homes and Improvements

Issues/Concerns:
-Emergency services lack of coordination
between agencies during wildfires.

-Notify landowners of correct emergency
numbers to call when CWPP is revised.

-GPS homes on map and make available on web.

-Consider reverse 911 system in Grant County.
-Information not readily available in Grant county
Emergency services are handicapped because
information is not computerized and readily available.
Not available in Emergency service vehicles

-No communications during emergencies-
Who do you call?
Call 911 from Middle Fork area and dispatch thinks
it is Baker County.

-Agencies are not adequately informed where livestock/
people/etc. are during emergency (i.e. wildfire) events

-Intercommunication between agencies is non-existent
-Umatilla/Malheur/WW not communicating, citizens get
run around when calling during wildfire events to
determine what is going on.

-Uma/Mal/WW don't have correct or updated information
-Middle Fork residents will provide list of
names/numbers/locations in their zone.
Beth Upshaw will coordinate. Potluck list
create phone tree.

-What information do dispatchers need during wildfire?
Road numbers?
Legals?
What are the correct terms to use?

-Need list of critical information for residents
Horses?
Livestock?
Other?

-Prioritized list of hazardous fuels on Forest Service-
everywhere that borders private land
(and everywhere on FS!)

-FS wants information on where homes and cabins are

Recommendations:
-This zone should extend from Hwy 7 to Hwy 395
-The lower Middle Fork should be a separate zone as well
-Field trip with FS to look at Rx burns
-Get information on local areas to lookouts
(cabins/homes/people/stock/etc.)

-Grant County Assessor's office need to build electronic
database with overlays like other counties have

-If database built with updated CWPP could it be
transferred to county assessor's tax base?

-FS/BLM don't always know where homes, etc. are
(tax assessor's office issue) lives, resources,
and money at stake.

-Develop water sources in Middle Fork area
-Identify locations of ponds and water sources
by GPS and put on overlay

-Clean out ponds in area
Announcements
MAY FIREWISE NEWS

May 5 is National Widlfire Preparedness Day! This is a great opportunity to do some spring "Firewise" work around your home.

Prairie City, Prairie City Rural Fire, and Grant County Firewise are sponsoring a "Spring Cleanup Day" in Prairie City on May 4 from 9 - 3. Curbside pickup for yard debris, recyclables, trash, and metal will be provided. For more info call Irene Jerome (541) 620-4466

Posted April 26, 2018
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