Oregon Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting, Session 3 - Protecting your Community from Smoke


The Oregon Prescribed Fire Council (OPFC) is hosting four virtual working sessions to map capacity for prescribed fire, protecting communities from smoke, and connecting the prescribed fire community to Oregon state fire policy.

Session 1: Mapping Capacity for Prescribed Fire, part 1: Basic Resources & Needs for Planning a Burn
Session 2: Mapping Capacity for Prescribed Fire, part 2: Strategic for Building Capacity
Session 3: Protecting Your Community from Smoke
Session 4: Oregon Rx Fire Policy: 2021 Legislative Session

Download the meeting flyer [pdf]

Session 3:

Community Response Plans (CRPs) create a community-led roadmap for how local entities should respond to smoke, with an emphasis on protecting populations who are most at risk. While CRPs were originally developed to enable more flexible smoke management for prescribed fire, they are also broadly applicable for smoke impacts from wildfire events. We will highlight key communication needs for smoke and discuss different approaches and resources for developing plans.


  • Autumn Ellison, Ecosystem Workforce Program
  • Heidi Huber-Stearns, Ecosystem Workforce Program
  • Margaret Miller, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Sarah Altemus-Pope, Southern Willamette Forest Collaborative

Contact Name: Jenna Knobloch