District Announces Wildfire Prevention Workshops for 2022

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The District is hosting Wildfire Prevention Workshops across the county this spring! Join us to learn about topics managing trees and brush, the emergency management system, and fire prevention around your home. This is a FREE community event!

The same topics will be presented at each of the locations, so come to the one that is the most convenient. The workshop will be set up with stations for the presenters. They will give their talk, have Q&A, and then the participants will rotate to the next station.

 

The workshops are sponsored in part with funding provided by Yamhill County.

 

 

2022 Dates and Locations

Saturday, April 16th – Crabtree Park, Dundee – 10AM -Noon

Saturday, April 30th – Fort Yamhill, Grand Ronde – 10AM-Noon

Saturday, May 7th – Wennerberg Park, Carlton – 10AM-Noon

Presenters and Topics

Aaron Groth – OSU Extension History of fire in the Environment
Alex Botten – NW Logging Chainsaw maintenance and sharpening, appropriate safety gear
James Riedman – Riedman Land Stewardship Brush control techniques, pesticide use and alternatives, timing, and safety
Brian Young – Yamhill County Emergency Management Emergency management, alerts, warnings and notification system for evacuations
Local fire departments Fire prevention, considerations for access, evacuation procedures
Oregon Department of Forestry Prep and safe management of burn piles, permit requirements, safety planning
Ken Nygren – White Oak Natural Resource Service Mitigation and restoration
Thomas Hoskins – Natural Resource Conservation Service Available funding programs for forestry work

 

2022 Wildfire Prevention Workshops

To assist with planning, please RSVP with the form below. We look forward to meeting you!
Which event do you wish to attend?(Required)
The presentations at each event will be the same, so choose the date/venue that is most convenient.
Your email address will only be used for sending information about this event.

Wildfire Prevention Information Portal