USFS Ongoing and Planned Projects

Dean Richardson and Jim Larsen met with Jeff Crawford, Deschutes National Forest fuels technician, to discuss the following topics: Forest Lane access to River Forest Acres maintenance thinning and mowing 40 acre parcel within Oregon Water Wonderland Unit II maintenance thinning and mowing Fall River Drive access to Fall River…

UDRC March 9, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Attending: Jerry Hubbard, Dean Richardson, Carl Jansen, Jim Larsen, Kent Elliot, Anne Pierson, Glenna Larsen Jerry: UDRC financial report: Total assets $132,808; Restricted grant funds $120,093; Cash on hand $7095. From Jan. 2020 to Mar. 2021, the Defensible Space Reimbursement program reserved $38,000 and paid $17,500. Applicants spent $45,400 for…

UDRC December 17, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Attending: Jerry Hubbard, Kent Elliot, Dean Richardson, Jim Larsen Jerry: Asked current officers if they will continue serving 2021. Confirmed officers and board members for 2021: Jerry Hubbard, President; Dean Richardson, Vice President; Jim Larsen, Secretary; Carl Jansen, Treasurer; Kent Elliot, board member. Will ask Mary Condi if she wants…

UDRC January 16, 2020 Meeting Minutes

UDRC President Jerry Hubbard introduced board members attending. Donations have been received to match the $5,000 MCM Foundation fuels reduction grant for 2020. This grant provides funds the UDRC Defensible Space Reimbursement program. The Low-income Senior/Disabled Defensible Space program has $140,000 funding from separate MCM Foundation grant. The UDRC received…

UDRC November 21, Meeting Minutes

Our guest speakers were Jeff Crawford, assistant fire management officer, Deschutes National Forest Bend/Fort Rock District and Sheldon Rhoden, fire mitigation and prevention, Bureau of Land Management Prineville district. Jeff Crawford has been a staff member on several national forests since 2003. He recently took over Alex Enna’s role as the UDRC contact…

UDRC October 17, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monte Dammarell introduced guest speakers Alex Robertson, Fire and Aviation Staff Officer, Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS), and Kevin Stock, Fire Management Officer, Newberry Division, COFMS. Click on the underlined links for more information. COFMS was formed after the 1990 Awbrey Hall fire to facilitate coordinated response to wildfires by…

UDRC September 19, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Dean Richardson introduced guest speakers Chris Doty, Deschutes County Roads Manager, and James Lewis, Deschutes County Properties Manager. The County Roads Department is responsible for maintenance, operations, and project development of County roads. The County road system includes 700 miles of paved roads, 200 miles of unpaved roads, and 58…

UDRC August 15, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The August UDRC meeting was cohosted with the South Deschutes County chapter of the Central Oregon Trails Alliance (SoDeCO). Our guest speakers were Bob Townsend, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Central Oregon Manager; Abby Driscoll, ODOT Project Manager, Joe Welke, Deschutes National Forest Trail Crew Supervisor; Brock McCormick, Deschutes National Forest, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist.…