Grant County CWPP Staff Login
04/26/2012
JOHN DAY COMMUNITY MEETING
John Day
CWPP Community Meeting
April 26, 2012

Values:
-Woods
-Wildlife
-Water
-Peace & Quiet
-People
-7 Hours from Portland
-Hospital
-Community Infrastructure
-Viewshed/Scenery
-How Clean the Area Is

Issues/Concerns:
-Catastrophic wildfire would destroy 80% of the values
-Lose trees, scenery, water, wildlife, then lose people
in the community
-Lose tourism
-Hurt hunting/fishing/recreation values
-Lose scenery
-Impacts on watersheds such as erosion
-Communications during wildfires
-No markets for much of material that needs removal.
Materials are expensive to remove and difficult to
dispose of, i.e. debris off private lands such as
limbs, slash, etc.
-Slash not treated on private lands
-Public Safety: potential loss of life
-Air quality
-Roads may be blocked or closed during wildfire (e.g. Hwy 26
Dixie Summit)
-Canyon City watershed
-Maintenance of thinned/treated areas on forest
how do we keep areas fire resistant after they are treated
the first time?
-Forests have become so overloaded with fuel can't have
'let burn' policy in most areas
-Homeowners insurance in WUI and intermix areas has
become big problem
-Forest Service Travel Management Plan
Closes road access to private ditches with water rights
and eliminates potential use of those water sources.
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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