OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Creating partnerships

Prescribed burning

Fuels reduction

Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program

Forests across the western United States are stressed from high tree densities, drought, and insect and disease outbreaks. Past management practices along with more human-caused wildfire and changes in weather are causing wildfires to burn hotter, longer, more frequent, and over greater areas. In 2017, Oregon experienced one of the worst wildfire seasons on record with over 700,000 acres burned across the State resulting in ecological, social, and economic damage. Wildfires cost the state of Oregon millions of dollars each year; and billions across the Nation. Forestry & Natural Resources Extension aims to offers a comprehensive, consistent, and cohesive approach to a Fire Program for all its people.


Click on the Got Science? podcast to listen to the College of Forestry's John Bailey talk about The Science of Forest Fires: Culture, Climate, and CombustionGot Science

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Firefighters

The economic consequences of fire on small communities have been borne out in several studies. Turns out, it’s complicated. Emily Jane Davis, an extension specialist and assistant professor with Oregon State University, conducted an analysis on the economic effects of wildfires on Trinity County, California, an area very much like the Methow Valley.

Upcoming Events

Wildfires and insurance: learn how to be financially prepared

Presented By: 
Kenton Brine, Northwest Insurance Council, Janet Ruiz, Insurance Information Institute, Carole Walker, Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association
October 10, 2018 - 12:00PM

The 2018 Fire Prevention Week theme is "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fires can happen anywhere." As part of this year’s annual campaign, a panel of insurance experts will share important homeowners insurance information, along with details on what to expect while navigating the post-fire claim process during an October 10 webinar. The panel will provide helpful insights in addition to a live 15-minute question and answer session.  

Who will benefit: Residents (homeowners and renters) living in wildfire prone areas; and fire and life safety educators.

Register today! https://www.nfpa.org/Training-and-Events/By-type/Webinars/Wildfires-and-...