Resources for Wildfire Recovery and Prevention

PLease use this menu to be directed to items listed here:

Post-Fire Funding

NRCS – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service

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

Post-Fire Land Management


  • 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.


  • 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.



Information and alerts
Register with FEMA to apply for assistance if you’re affected by wildfires in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion Counties.
Three ways to register:

  1. Online through the FEMA website
  2. Through the FEMA mobile app
  3. Call 1-800-621-3362

Oregon State University Extension

Planning and Implementing Cross-boundary, Landscape-scale Restoration and Wildfire Risk Reduction Projects,
Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) – plans on a County-wide basis.

Lost and Found Livestock and Pets

Oregon Humane Society:

Clackamas County:


Zebs Wish Equine Sanctuary – or 503-341-1102

Sound Equine Options –

Cowgirl 911


Air Quality Filter, DIY, from Oregon Health Authority:

Do it yourself video on how to use a box fan & HEPA filter to improve air quality: DYI option to help internal air quality:

Balloon/ball type of fire extinguisher for 10’ square area (early prevention/fire suppression):

Books of interest
“Silver Jackets Post-Fire Flood Playbook” – A multi-agency resource guide for how to mitigate for flood risks after big wildfires

From OSU Extention

From Carrie Berger, OSU Fire Program Manager

Wildfire resources
  • Level 1 Evacuation means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.
  • Level 2 Evacuation means “BE SET” to evacuate. You should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice as this level indicates there is a significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
  • Level 3 Evacuation means “GO” evacuate NOW – leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.

Active Wildfire Updates

Fire Information / Updates

Clackamas County Evacuations: While some evacuation levels have been reduced, there have been no changes in level three ‘go now’ evacuations levels. Interactive map at

State of Oregon

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) FTP Server includes a source of data for fire incidents, updated daily and includes previous years. The site also has BAER reports that includes information such as amount of dozer lines, fire severity percentages, the cost of suppression and resource damage info, etc.

Go to the link:

Five P’s to remember when preparing to evacuate:

  • People — Be ready to flee with yourself and your family, and if safely possible, with pets and other animals.
  • Prescriptions — Have them bagged and ready to go including medicines; medical equipment; batteries or power cords; eyeglasses; and hearing aids
  • Papers — Important documents (hard copies and/or electronic copies saved on external hard drives or portable thumb drives
  • Personal needs — Such as clothes, food, water, first aid kit, cash, phones, and chargers and items for people with disabilities and others with access and/or functional needs, such as older adults, children, and those with Limited English Proficiency.
  • Priceless items — including pictures, irreplaceable mementos, and other valuables