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Post-fire Erosion Control

4,000 homes were destroyed in the wildfires that struck Oregon in September. While government agencies figure out how to distribute aid, Clackamas River Basin Council Riparian Specialist Ari Sindel learned how to use coconut-fiber “coir logs” to reduce run-off, protecting streams in the watershed from hazardous materials coming off of burned houses. If you live

Post-fire forest management insights

CRBC Staff attends Oregon State University Extension Service Fire Program webinars and regularly updates our Wildfire Resources webpage to provide information and funding opportunities Maintenance Erosion Control – Flooding and landslides are of concern because burned soils absorb less water than normal. Use coir logs to divert flows. Protect waterways – Construct straw waddles along