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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 2018, Oregon experienced one of the worst wildfire seasons on record with over 800,000 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. Read the Fire Program All-Lands, Multi-Scale Initiative for Oregon.

OR, watch Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, Daniel Leavell, present on the Fire Program Initiative at Elevate Extension!


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The researchers stress it’s vital to remember that upon its adoption in 1994, the Northwest Forest Plan was conceived as a century-long plan, and was not expected to show significant positive impacts on biodiversity for 50 years. “Trees in the northwestern United States are some of the longest-lived and largest in the world,” said Matt Betts of Oregon State University.

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