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
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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No wildfire danger
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