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American Red Cross Oregon Wildfires Fund
Donations to the American Red Cross Oregon Wildfires Fund will directly help those affected by the devastating wildfires across Oregon. Click on Oregon Wildfires Fund to make an donation.
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Sunriver Women’s Club COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund
The Sunriver Women’s Club is initiating a new COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund for nonprofit agencies serving South Deschutes County. This fund sponsored by SRWC will help nonprofits continue serving Southern Deschutes County residents during this difficult time, ensuring they have the resources to provide basic necessities to our community. Click here to donate.
Oregon State University Extension: Central Fire Service Area
Ariel Cowan will serve the Central Fire Service Area and will be housed at the Deschutes County Extension office in Redmond. As a graduate of Oregon State University, she researched the impacts of fire on soil, fungi, and forest recovery.Her experience in forestry began during her undergraduate career at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry. Since then, she has built a passion for forest health, fire history, and ecology. She joins us from the Oregon Department of Forestry where she worked as a monitoring specialist, stewardship forester, and wildland firefighter in the Sisters-Prineville area. Her work involved neighborhood fire hazard assessments and landowner engagement on fuel reduction projects. She looks forward to interacting with and learning from the communities in her service area.
NFPA Course: Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes
2020 UDRC Wildfire Defensible Space Programs Summary
UDRC Defensible Space Reimbursement Program expanded to include La Pine CWPP area
The UDRC will help property owners within the Upper Deschutes River and La Pine Community Wildfire Protection Plan areas outside of Sunriver with the cost of creating or maintaining defensible space for wildfire risk reduction. The UDRC will reimburse your expenses for licensed fuels reduction contractors or rental equipment up to $500 maximum. One application from a property owner will be accepted each year. To qualify for this program click here for the online application form with instructions.
UDRC Low-income Senior or Disabled Defensible Space Program
UDRC has partnered with Council on Aging of Central Oregon to provide free wildfire fuels reduction services for low-income senior or disabled homeowners in South Deschutes County. Click here for a printable flyer describing the program. To apply for the Senior Low-income Defensible Space program, click here for the mail in application form with age and income requirements or call Council on Aging at 541-678-5483 to request the application form.
Forests of Eastern Oregon Webinar Series
Free webinar series Forests of Eastern Oregon from OSU Extension Service. Key features of our Eastern Oregon forest types, how site conditions and location impact forest plant communities, how to identify prominent tree species, and details on about what conditions help them thrive.
The webinars will be held on selected Thursday evenings (6:00 to 7:15 p.m.) starting July 30, 2020, and running through December 3. To register click here.
Firewise Workshops – A Community Approach
We have recently completed a 3 part workshop covering Firewise Basics, Outreach Strategies and Community Project Planning. These workshops were held online with guest speakers including subject matter experts from our local communities and agencies throughout Deschutes County. The purpose of these workshops were to make connections across Firewise sites, share ideas and lessons learned. As an outcome of these workshops a network of support and resources were created to help Firewise sites succeed in their efforts. Click here to view the workshop videos and resources.