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
In addition to wildfire bills, the Oregon Legislature took up prescribed fire by considering formalizing a Certified Burn Manager program and a funding a study to examine liability and insurance in the state to inform more action in future sessions. We will debrief what made it across the finish line in 2021, how it fits into wildfire policy as a whole, and discuss next steps for the OPFC.
- Dylan Kruse, Sustainable Northwest
- Amelia Porterfield, The Nature Conservancy