OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Prescribed burning (Photo credit: Sarah Hamman, Center for Lands Management)

Creating cross boundary partnerships

Fuels reduction

Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program

Wildfire in the west has increased in scale, complexity, and duration; and the amount of people building homes in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) is on the rise. Evident from the 2017 fire season, awareness and understanding through education and sound science is critical. General knowledge of fire can help dampen fears and confusion. The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension aims to offers a comprehensive, consistent, and cohesive approach to a Fire Program for all its people.

In the News


Citizens learn to be safe from wildfire

Oregon State University Extension Service hosted the seminar. Participants began with classroom activities and OSU’s Kara Baylog moderated a slideshow of information on who fights fires, fire science, defensible space, the home ignition zone and fire-resistant landscaping and building materials.


Douglas Complex fire

“We leveraged a fire severity metric that integrates fire intensity and tree susceptibility. We demonstrated how industrial forest management increases these aspects of fire risk,” said Harold Zald, lead author and a former post-doctoral scientist at Oregon State. Zald, who is now an assistant professor at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, worked with Christopher Dunn, who is currently a post-doc at OSU.

Upcoming Events

No Events Found