Firewise Workshops – A Community Approach

We have recently completed a 3 part workshop covering Firewise Basics, Outreach Strategies and Community Project Planning. These workshops were held online with guest speakers including subject matter experts from our local communities and agencies throughout Deschutes County. The purpose of these workshops were to make connections across Firewise sites, share ideas and lessons learned. As an outcome of these workshops a network of support and resources were created to help Firewise sites succeed in their efforts. Below are those resources.

Workshop 1 – Firewise Process


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Power Point Presentations

Introduction and Overview – Project Wildfire

Statewide Perspectives and Tips – Trentadue

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Assessment Process – Duncan

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Firewise Basics – Steps to becoming Firewise .pdf

Home Ignition Zone and Tree Spacing .pdf

Helpful Websites (You are here) – Links to FireFree events, 10 FireFree Steps, Fire Resistant Plants and answers to some common questions – Lots resources available including the portal to facilitate becoming Firewise recognized, materials for outreach efforts and links to additional resources.

Want your community to become FIrewise recognized?  Click here to be contacted.

Oregon Department of Forestry – Prineville/Sisteres Unit Webpage

Workshop 2 – Outreach Strategies

Workshop 3 – Community Project Planning


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Introductions, Overview, Indian Ford Yard Debris Pickup

Aperion Mangement Group – Marlena Weisbrot, Systematic Project Planning

Aperion Mangement Group LLC

Tillicum Village Volunteer Waiver

UDRC Project Planning Example – Sign up sheets

Broken Top – Home evaluation form

Central Oregon Contractor List

Keep Oregon Green (KOG) signs and Merchandise – Kris Babbs offered signs to accomodate your Firewise Events to help promote.

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Deschutes County Grant Opportunities

Oregon Department of Forestry Local Grant Opportunities

These workshops are supported by Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together, a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior through a subaward to the Watershed Research and Training Center.

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