Oregon Department of Forestry awards $14 million to reduce wildfire risk

May 23, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is releasing $14-million to help protect the state’s waterways and reduce wildfire risk. It’s part of a local, state, and federal partnership called the “20 Year Landscape Resiliency Strategy.” The strategy prioritizes areas at high-risk for wildfires. This year through mid-2025, the three programs paid for by the state’s General Fund will invest about $14 million into local, state, federal, and private partners’ projects. The investment will expedite work on over 100,000 acres. The partners will implement these landscape resiliency strategy projects to improve forest health and reduce wildfire risk. The state is leveraging almost 30 different sources of funding for the programs, such as the Landscape Resiliency Program and the Small Forestland Grant Program, with an eye towards not just reducing the risk of wildfire, but also building local economies and protecting water resources.

See the Department of Forestry press release: ODF Grants $14 Million to Help Protect Water and Reduce Wildfire Risk

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