The 2022 Greater Redmond CWPP DRAFT Revision is Now Available for Public Review

After convening partners and interested parties, a draft of the Greater Redmond Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is now available for review. The review period is planned to close June 10 with signatures being obtained shortly afterwards. During the review period, comments can be sent to [email protected] 

Updates to the 2022 revision include-

  • Boundary Updates – Adjustment along the western boundary near Cline Butte to include entire parcels of private property in effort to not split private ownership between two CWPP’s.  Adding the entirety of the newly formed Lower Bridge RFPA
  • Updated the past five years of accomplishments from all partners including additions from Firewise Communities, BLM, and Deschutes County Planning Department.
  • The risk rating was updated using the Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer (OWRE) to quantify risk within the planning area. This is consistent with CWPP’s that have been updated since the OWRE became available in 2019. 
  • The steering committee reviewed and confirmed the action items and priorities

The Redmond Draft CWPP can be found here or at:


If you are new to CWPPs I’d encourage you to check out our new story map on CWPPs in Deschutes County. There are several interactive maps you may find useful to understand CWPPs and fire risk throughout the County. The story map can be found at:

As a reminder-

Currently in Deschutes County there are 7 CWPP’s that are on a 5 year rotation for revision. The Greater Redmond CWPP was last updated in 2017 and is being revised this year (2022).  

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are the result of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003 which, as part of a historical bipartisan legislative effort, call for communities to collaborate with state and local agencies to determine priorities for hazardous fuels projects on federal and private lands in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

A CWPP is a non-regulatory document that allows partners to share accomplishments and align goals, objectives and priorities. It also allows communities to develop and list priorities to prepare for a wildland fire in their area. Egress, education and water availability are some of the other issues that communities may address in their plans. Across Central Oregon each community has been collaborating with land and fire management agencies to identify risks and outline strategies to address them. 

The key steps to revising the plan includes confirming the CWPP boundary, updating the risk assessment, updating accomplishments across partners and revisiting goals, objectives and priorities. Once that is complete we gather signatures from Oregon Department of Forestry, Redmond Fire and Rescue, The City of Redmond, and the Board of County Commissioners.  

Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions, concerns or comments.