Prevention

Wildfire Prevention Tips:

Accidentally starting a wildfire is easier than you think, and may be more expensive than you ever imagined. The resources listed below provide a good overview of fire prevention information.

Protecting your home against wildfire:

Living with Fire, an online publication with a comprehensive guide to defensible space
Firewise is a comprehensive website with information about protecting homes and communities
Step by step: Creating defensible space around a home in a woodland environment

Fire protection laws and regulations:

Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act of 1997 (SB 360)
National Database of State and Local Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Programs

Other Resources:

Western Governors’ Association: Restoring and Maintaining Fire-prone Ecosystems

Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group

Pacific Northwest National Fire Plan