Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yamhill County Forestland Classification


When:           May 11th and 31st, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
Location:       McMinnville Fire Department
                     175 SE First Street
                     McMinnville, OR 97128

When:           June 29th, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
Location:      West Valley Fire Department
                     825 NE Main Street
                     Willamina, OR 97396

When:           July 18, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
Location:       Carlton Fire Department
                     343 W Roosevelt St.
                     Carlton, OR 97111 

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) provides protection on forest and grazing lands through a public-private partnership, funded by landowners and the state. Some of the private portion is collected through per-parcel fees. The state provides dollars through its General Fund, in recognition of the broader public role in wildfire protection. The committee will examine all lands within the Yamhill County, classifying lands as "Forestland" or "Not Forestland" according to fire risk potential, vegetation type (fire fuel), community structure, and proximity to other forestland. The committee's efforts will help resolve issues pertaining to ODF's fire suppression role on forestlands and adjacent lands, and will become the basis used to assess the lands for the costs of wildland fire protection.

At the informational meetings, landowners and the public can learn about the history, process and current status of the project.

For further information contact:
Department of Forestry, Forest Grove District Office - (503) 357-2191