Policy Offices

On January 30, 2019, Governor Brown signed an executive order creating the Governor's Council on Wildfire Response.

The Council is tasked to review Oregon's current model for wildfire prevention, preparedness and response, analyzing whether or not the current model is sustainable given our increasing wildfire risks.

Topic to be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Funding for wildfire response
  • Response to fires on protected, under-protected, and unprotected lands
  • Wildfire smoke
  • Assisting communities affected by wildfires
  • Prevention, treatment and cost containment of wildfires

Additionally, Council Members, along with stakeholders, will have the opportunity to participate in one of the three subcommittees created by the Council that focus on:

  • Mitigation
  • Suppression
  • Recovery​

 

 
 
If the Council finds, after a review, that some or all of the current models are not sufficient to ensure Oregon is prepared for increasingly severe wildfire seasons, the Council has been asked to develop recommendations to strengthen, improve, or replace existing systems, and to implement its findings. The recommendations shall be presented to the Governor no later than September 30, 2019.​​​


 

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View the full Executive Order.


Upcoming Council Meetings

 
May Meeting
None scheduled

 
June Meeting
​June 6, 2019
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 
Location
State of Oregon Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Comments
Join the discussion and submit your comments during our public meetings. If you are unable to attend a Council meeting in person, but wouild like to submit public testimony, you can email comments prior to a meeting to: 

Past Meeting Materials & Recordings
 

You can find all past meeting materials and recordings here.​


Council Members
The full list of members can be found here:

Council questions
Matt Donegan
Chair of the Council
  
Jason Miner
Governor's Natural Resources Policy Advisor​