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
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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