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Jefferson Co. Community Wildfire Protection Plan Rewrite

COIC is working in collaboration with Jefferson County, local fire districts, state and federal agencies, and others to complete the five-year review and rewrite of Jefferson County’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in 2020-2022. The Jefferson County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a county-wide, strategic assessment of the risks, hazards, mitigation and prevention opportunities associated with wildfire in our communities. This CWPP contains 19 communities and covers a total of 1.14 million acres.

A valid CWPP must:

  • be developed collaboratively by local and state government agencies in consultation with federal agencies;
  • identify and prioritize areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommend strategies for protecting communities and infrastructure;
  • and recommend measures that homeowners and communities can take to reduce ignitability of structures throughout the area addressed by the plan.

Under the Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA 2003), communities with a CWPP are given priority for US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management funded hazardous fuels reduction projects, in addition to helping better protect themselves from fire risk and manage their forest landscapes. For more information on CWPPs, visit the Oregon Department of Forestry website.