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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.…

UDRC July 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Dean Richardson introduced guest speakers Alison Green, Central Oregon Wildland Fire Cohesive Strategy Coordinator and Jodie Barram, Deschutes County Project Wildfire Program Director. The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy was established by the FLAME act in 2009 to provide a framework for public, private and non-governmental land managers, communities and response…

UDRC June 27, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monte Dammarell introduced our Deschutes County Commissioners Patti Adair, Phil Henderson, and Tony Debone. Written questions were submitted by email and the audience to conserve meeting time. Subjects covered were forest, river, safety, traffic, and development. Introductions Patti Adair became a commissioner on Jan. 7 and is busy studying County…

UDRC May 16, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monte Dammarell introduced our speaker Chris Madison, a certified arborist and owner of Madison Tree Consulting in Bend. Jay Henderson representing Spring River Tree Service was available for questions. Jay can provide bids and referrals for tree service. Chris presented an overview of tree risk assessment. A risk assessment may…

UDRC April 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The April UDRC meeting featured a panel discussion focusing on the Deschutes River water flows and the efforts underway to improve the heath of the river. The panel included: Kyle Gorman, Oregon Water Resources Department, Mike Taylor, Coalition for the Deschutes, Craig Horrell, Central Oregon Irrigation District, Mike Britton, North Unit Irrigation…