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Fire in the Forest

West Wide Wildfire Risk Assessment GIS Data for Oregon

The Oregon Department of Forestry, on behalf of the Council of Western State Foresters and the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, conducted a wildfire risk assessment for 17 western U.S. states and selected U.S. Pacific Islands. This comprehensive GIS database was funded by the USDA Forest Service and was developed by the Sanborn Map Company, Inc. The database was delivered to ODF and partners in March 2013.
The WWA, modeled after the Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment (SWRA), quantifies wildfire risk in the west. The project incorporated technical knowledge, data, and review through expert points of contact in Fuels, Meterology, Fire Behavior and GIS sciences from each of the participant states and territories. The WWA's multi-state, regional scope allows for geographically comparable wildfire risk analyses, identification of the levels of risk to communities, and aids in communicating wildfire risk to the public. Statewide results were also produced for each of the partners states and territories, and we present Oregon data here. 
WWA GIS Data for Oregon Full 17 State WWA Documentation
Oregon Full ArcGiS Geodatabase (2.41gb)     WWA Final Report​
Oregon Fire Occurrence Geodatabase (1.1mb)     WWA Delivery Data Structure​
Data-linked ArcGIS layers for display (203kb)
WWA Oregon Documentation                                    WWA Detailed Technical Method 
Oregon WWA State Summary Statistics                     WWA State Specific Data
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Grant Opportunities

Grant opportunities are made possible with funding and other program support provided by State of Oregon Department of Forestry and USDA Forest Service.

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Fire Stats, Info & Updates

Fire Statistics
  For more information on Fire Statistics contact Teresa Alcock.


Forest Fire Information

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Forest Restrictions & Closures

Individual private landowners can institute use and access restrictions on their lands due to current fires or because of other concerns about fire danger. Contact any landowner before attempting to access and use their land for any purpose.
Email Tom Fields for further information about forest closures. 

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Firefighting Resources

Contracting with ODF
Email Cindy Beck for further information about fire fighting contracting.

Training Requirements
Email Jamie Paul for further information about training requirements.

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Federal Excess Property

FEPP Handbook

FFP Handbook

FEPP Agreement

FFP Cooperator Agreement

2013 FEPP/FFP Expense Recovery Process 

Email Mike McKeen for more information about the Federal Excess Property Program. 

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2012 Large Fire Review

​Each fire season typically results in multiple joint jurisdiction fires that require excellent coordination and communication with cooperators and landowners to be successful in meeting suppression objectives and serving our customers. The 2012 fire season presented the Department of Forestry (ODF) and its cooperators with a number of challenging multi-jurisdictional fires. These fires occurred in several locations in central and eastern Oregon, and involved a variety of landowners and fire management agencies.

The goal of this review is to apply lessons learned from large, joint jurisdiction fires through a deliberate, external review effort to, improve existing policies, or develop new policies and/or processes for the future that will improve ODF’s complete and coordinated fire protection system – with a specific focus on communicating and coordinating with landowners during these events.
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