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Report of the forest fuels and hazard mitigation committee to the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Fire Program Review

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dc.date 2005-07-18T14:09:00Z
dc.date 2005-07-18T14:09:00Z
dc.date 2005-07-18T14:09:00Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:25:38Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:25:38Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/1957/107
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/1957/107
dc.description Many Oregon communities face serious and growing risks from wildfires. These fires are increasingly large and severe after many decades of fire suppression and land use changes, flammable fuel buildups and interactions with climate. The wildland-urban interface (WUI) continues to expand as people relocate to rural areas where they often expect structural fire protection similar to what they experienced in cities. But conditions are different in rural communities located in fire-prone forests. The risk of severe wildfire is greater and limited resources are available to deal with severe fires when they break out. Fire prevention and suppression without vegetation management to reduce accumulated fuels has and will result in a continuation of uncharacteristically severe, stand-replacing wildfires, particularly in eastern and southwestern Oregon. These fires are difficult and expensive to control. They also place firefighters at high risk. Federal, state and rural fire protection agencies are struggling to cope as wildfire threats, costs, and the scope of protection responsibilities continue to increase. Federal agencies have initiated efforts to reduce hazardous fuels and increase community wildfire readiness as directed by the 2000 National Fire Plan (NFP) and 2003 Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA). These mandates are now being implemented at multiple levels with every effort to coordinate for greater efficiency. As part of the 2004 Oregon Fire Program Review, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) formed the Forest Fuels and Hazard Mitigation (FFHM) Committee to assess hazardous fuel loading issues, and recommend ways to reduce risk, and improve and strengthen the multiple hazard mitigation strategies in Oregon.
dc.language en_US
dc.subject Fire
dc.subject Forestry
dc.subject Wildfire
dc.subject Timber
dc.subject Logging
dc.subject Oregon
dc.subject Protection
dc.subject Prevention
dc.subject Land clearing
dc.subject State forester
dc.subject Fire marshall
dc.subject Farm bureau
dc.subject Oregon Grange
dc.subject Oregon State Legislature
dc.subject Institute for Natural Resources
dc.subject Bureau of Land Management
dc.subject Oregon Department of Forestry
dc.subject OFIC
dc.title Report of the forest fuels and hazard mitigation committee to the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Fire Program Review
dc.type Other

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