Grant County CWPP Staff Login
04/25/2012
MONUMENT COMMUNITY MEETING
Monument
CWPP Community Meeting
April 25, 2012

Values:
-Neighbors
-Aesthetics of Living Here
-Natural Resources, such as timber and wildlife
-Values (monetary) associated with those natural resources
-Watersheds: N Fork John Day and Others

Issues/Concerns:
-Burned areas on federal land not cleaned up
-Loss of economic value from wildfire
-Loss of ecological value from wildfire
-Loss on an individual basis
-Loss on a large scale societal basis
-Loss/safety of livestock and wildlife
-Loss of haystacks: severe economic loss
-Loss of fences
-Effects on tourism
Hunting
Fishing (N Fk JD nationally known for bass fishing)
Camping

-Effects on local businesses
-Loss of homes
-Loss of powerpoles, etc.
-Wildfires contribute sediment, erosion to rivers & streams
-City of Monument already has issues with sediment due to
shallow wells when river is high.

-Snow melt is more rapid in burned over areas.
-Irrigation can be effected with excess sediment in streams
and boulders coming down accelerated due to high
runoff, rapid snow melt, etc. Very expensive and hard on
irrigation equipment/pumps, etc.

-Indian Creek on 24 road high priority for fuel reduction
-BLM lands: JV Ranch high priority for fuel reduction (dead
trees/ heavy grass with no grazing for 5 years, etc.)

-High fuel loads in drainages going up to Morrow County
tremendously high fuel loads in the stream headwaters
(Ditch Creek, Potamus Creek, etc.)

-Need Rx fire program with multiple landowners and agencies
cooperating/coordinating

-Improve forage/forest health and reduce costs of fire
suppression with Rx burns includes range lands

-Maintenance of fuel loads after initial treatments
-Getting and keeping volunteers for emergency services
-Cost of ODF assessments compared to land value economic returns on land in Grant County are very low

-ODF assessment system is antiquated.
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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