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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 waterways to contain excess sediment or hazardous materials from contaminating the watershed.

Harvesting hazard trees – If you plan on harvesting hazard trees, you must replant just like with healthy harvests.

Regeneration

Wait for federal support to receive funds – Don’t start before inspection if you anticipate financial support.

Consider management goals – Depending on burn severity and land-use goals, natural regeneration may be ok.

Seeding (from ODA) – High quality seed mixes or single grass seed species with a seed analysis tag showing no noxious weeds will help avoid bringing unwanted weeds onto your property.

Funding

NRCS – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for those impacted by Oregon’s recent wildfires. Application deadlines are Dec. 30.

FEMA – Oregon Wildfires And Straight-line Winds (DR-4562-OR).

2020 Community Rebuilding Fund – public-private partnership with Gov. Kate Brown and philanthropic orgs.

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