Grant County CWPP Staff Login
07/25/2012
LOWER MIDDLE FORK COMMUNITY MEETING
Values:
-Trees
-Wildlife
-Night Sky
-Quiet
-Clean Water
-Neighbors/Community
-Powerline (1)
-Roads
-River
-Homes and Improvements

Issues/Concerns/Recommendations:
-Loss of home - largest investment for some community
members
-Loss of timber
-Loss of beauty of the property
-Loss of value to the property
-Need cell tower for communications (Verizon preferably)
-Organized structural fire protection should the
community consider this?
-Include Dale area with this area: west of 395 north to
county line
-Butch Phelps: Dale Store is a good contact
-Combined structural and wildland fire protection a
possibility for Oregon? Might solve the problems of no
structural protection in rural areas?
-Prioritize fuel reduction on federal land problems with
heavy fuel loads surround this area
-Smoke management - prescribed burning causes
health problems with some residents could more
piles be created and then burned in the winter?
-News media reported a new law in Ashland area when
fire jumped freeway and burned 12 homes. Media
reported a law in Oregon prohibiting vegetation higher
than 10 inches. Is this accurate?
-Need county records on line
-Need county GIS system
- How did Butch Phelps get fire truck?
-Ingress/egress and evacuation hazards in this area
road to Monument has been locked and no longer is
available for travel locked gates in other areas
-Powerline ROW full of slash and dead/down fuels fire
hazard how to get it cleaned up?
-Many areas where juniper has been cut and slash not
piled or removed fuel hazards serious in these areas
-Bulletin board/kiosk for information next to mailboxes
would be very helpful
Announcements
JUNE FIREWISE NEWS

The Grant Harney Fire Prevention Coop is hosting a booth at the Health Fair on June 16.

Dayville and Laycock Creek Road area residents are interested in becoming Firewise Communities.

On May 1, 2016, a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. On May 3, it swept through the community, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history.After sweeping through Fort McMurray, the wildfire destroyed approximately 2,400 homes and buildings. Another 2,000 residents in three communities were displaced after their homes were declared unsafe for reoccupation due to contamination. Experts say a blizzard of embers caused Fort McMurray to burn.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7313984--blizzard-of-embers-wildfire-expert-on-what-caused-the-fort-mcmurray-fire/

Residents around Grant County are actively involved in learning about the national Firewise Communities USA program. For more information email Irene Jerome at cwpp@grantcountycwpp.com or call 541.575.2210.
(posted June 4, 2017)
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