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
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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