Grant County CWPP Staff Login
08/14/2012
SENECA COMMUNITY MEETING #2
Values at Risk:

-Isolation
-Culture of a small town
-Environment of a small town
-Close to the forest
-Wide open space
-Recreation in the woods such as mushroom picking, butterflies,
hunting, etc.
-Way of life
-Homes and buildings in Seneca and the outlying area

Issues/Concerns/Recommendations:

-Sage brush grows right up to the edge of town
-Community does not have the ability to put fires out: no
volunteers to operate fire trucks in Seneca.
-Trucks are old and not suited for wildland fire.
-Population is aging.
-Removing cattle from the forest will increase the fuels and the
fire hazard.
-Pine butterfly infected trees are extremely flammable right now.
-No logging going on in the forest to speak of.
-Old rotten trees are dying and going to waste.
-Can't afford to log the material that is for sale now- not in the
business of losing money.
-A rural fire truck based in the area would be a huge benefit to
the community.
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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