Hear latest strategies for neighborhood and community resilience from two Oregon advocates:
• Katie Gibble, Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator, Ashland Fire & Rescue
• Amanda Rau, Assistant Professor of Practice – Willamette Valley/Cascades Regional Fire Specialist, OSU Extension
The City of Ashland has a decades-long history of preparing their community for wildfire. Katie Gibble provides an overview of the suite of projects and programs that have increased the City’s wildfire preparedness over time, including Firewise Communities, home assessments, ordinance development, smoke preparedness, forest stewardship, and more.
The fires of September 2020 were a stark reminder that northwestern Oregon is a fire-driven landscape. Amanda Rau will review the history of fire in northwestern Oregon and some of the management options we have: fuel modification, spacing, arrangement, and species selection.