Tag Archives: Wildfire Response Council

Wildfire report is in: Let’s get started

Armed — finally — with the report of the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response, lawmakers and Gov. Kate Brown are vowing to make the necessary investments in forest thinning and fire protection to reduce the threat of the smoke-filled summers this region has suffered in recent years. Source: Wildfire report is in: Let’s get started […]
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Editorial: Wildfire panel establishes worthy goals

A month after Gov. Kate Brown’s Council on Wildfire Response raised eyebrows throughout the Oregon by estimating that it will take $4 billion over 20 years to improve the state’s ability to respond to wildfires, the council this week released its recommendations on how that money should be spent. At first glance, it appears the […]
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Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response to release final report

Governor Kate Brown’s council on wildfire response is getting ready with its recommendations on how Oregon deals with wildfires. According to Matt Donegon, chair of the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response, the council is looking at several areas for change. Source: Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response to release final report | My Columbia Basin

Logging forests will not prevent large wildfires

The Wildfire Council set up by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has many good recommendations including the need to reduce the flammability of communities, implementation of more effective evacuation routes, and other measures that will undoubtedly contribute to a safer and healthier environment for Oregon citizens. Source: Logging forests will not prevent large wildfires

Editorial: Wildfire council aims high with its recommendations

Wildfire council aims high with its recommendations. The Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response offered a progress report to the governor last week, and there was an eye-popping number attached to it: The chairman of the council, Matt Donegan, estimated that the group’s proposals to improve the state’s firefighting preparation and response could require up to […]
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Wildfire council tells governor: update firefighting tools

The Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response said Thursday, Sept. 26, that the state needs to update its firefighting priorities and techniques to deal with future conflagrations. Source: Wildfire council tells governor: update firefighting tools

Oregon Governor’s Council Projects Big Bill To Manage Wildfire

The Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response estimates the state will need $4 billion in funding to reduce wildfire risks through actions such as logging overstocked forestland. Source: Oregon Governor’s Council Projects Big Bill To Manage Wildfire

Governor Kate Brown addresses Oregon Council on wildfire response

With a pretty tame fire season winding down, the state is working to lay out plans, to ward off future wildfires. Governor Kate Brown addressed the Oregon Council on wildfire response Thursday morning. Source: Governor Kate Brown addresses Oregon Council on wildfire response

Governor Brown launches Oregon Wildfire Response Council

Governor Kate Brown launched Oregon’s Wildfire Response Council, which met for the first time in Portland on March 18. 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 in the face of changes in climate. […]
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