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CWPP Roles
Who is involved in CWPPs?
ODF building
What initiates and drives the process?

The need, determined by the local community and the agencies involved in prevention and suppression activities in the area.
 
Who is involved in the process?

The three decision makers identified in HFRA: local government and municipalities, local fire departments and, in Oregon, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Other groups and federal agencies are encouraged to participate in the collaborative process.
 
ODF Role
 
The District Forester/District Manager (DF) will designate a staff member to be involved in the CWPP efforts. The ODF Representative must be able to represent the DF and act in a facilitative and collaborative manner. It is very important that the ODF representative be involved to the level that they would be able to clearly describe the CWPP and know how it meets the minimums of HFRA. This may include contacting the counties or fire defense boards that lie within their district boundaries and discussing their involvement in the process.
 
The DF has the responsibility to review the CWPP for compliance with the HFRA. The DF's signature on a CWPP, although not required under HFRA, means that the Department agrees to the contents of the CWPP.
 
Who signs off on the plan?
 
The HFRA requires that three decision-makers mutually agree to the final contents of the CWPP. The three are the applicable local government (i.e. counties or cities), the local fire department(s) and the State entity responsible for forest management (ODF). These three are directed to consult with and involve local representatives of the USFS and BLM and other interested parties or persons in the development of the CWPP.
 
Although HFRA does not require a signature page, ODF will be implementing a signature page with collaboration with the other decision-makers.
 
For additional information please contact:
 
Kristin Babbs, National Fire Plan Coordinator
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street
Salem, OR  97301
Phone: (503) 945-7444
kbabbs@odf.state.or.us