Curry County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

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dc.contributor.author Ojerio, Ryan S., 1972-
dc.contributor.author University of Oregon. Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Resource Innovations
dc.contributor.author Lynn, Kathy
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-28T18:19:33Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-28T18:19:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/5865
dc.description 165 p. Includes colored maps and figures. en
dc.description.abstract The structural vulnerability study was the first collaborative effort of the newly formed Curry Wildfire Preparation Team (CWPT). The CWPT formed out of a recognition that wildfire is an integral and inevitable component of southwest Oregonâ s environment. Adequate preparation for wildfire events requires the coordinated efforts of local governments, public lands management agencies, community organizations, businesses and residents. In February 2007 the CWPT initiated a comprehensive planning process to develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Over the course of the following year, the CWPT used the analysis from the countywide structural vulnerability assessment and a comprehensive wildfire risk assessment to understand the biophysical factors that contribute to wildfire risk. The CWPT engaged community stakeholders through targeted interviews and public forums to better understand community concerns, priorities and preferences in developing the plan. And the CWPT used information from an analysis of vulnerable populations in Curry County to develop strategies to overcome the barriers of poverty, disability and social isolation that exist in the county. This CWPP applies to all of Curry County, but with a particular focus on addressing the challenges of managing wildfire risk within and adjacent to the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), the areas where forests and human communities meet. Because wildfire knows no jurisdictional boundaries, this plan is intended for everyone with a role in preparing for wildfires, including residents, land managers, emergency responders and elected officials. It is our hope that this document is an accessible resource for all to use. This CWPP is intended to compliment and support other efforts and plans throughout the county. As a non-regulatory plan, the actions and strategies described herein are consistent with current regulations and existing planning guidelines described in the Curry County Comprehensive Plan, Curry Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, and other relevant plans. en
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dc.publisher University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment en
dc.subject Forest management -- Oregon -- Curry County en
dc.subject Fire ecology -- Oregon -- Curry County en
dc.subject Wildfires -- Oregon -- Curry County -- Prevention and control -- Planning en
dc.title Curry County Community Wildfire Protection Plan en
dc.type Other en


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