Coos Forest Protective Association
Community Wildfire Protection Plan
(CWPP)

 

Understanding CWPP

A CWPP is a plan developed by a community in an area at-risk from wildfire.

The Community Wildfire Protection Planning process is the collaboration between communities and agencies interested in reducing wildfire risk. Similar documents can capture the collaborative process and should have at the minimum the following elements: 1) clear evidence that the plan was collaborative, developed by local and state government representatives, in consultation with federal agencies and other interested parties, 2) the plan identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommends the types and methods of treatment that will protect one or more at-risk communities and essential infrastructure, 3) the plan recommends measures that homeowners and communities can take to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the area addressed by the plan.

Counties have been giving an unprecedented opportunity to participate in community based forest planning and vegetation treatment project prioritization with the enactment of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act - HFRA of 2003.


Links For Local CWPP's

Counties within Coos Forest Protection Association with CWPP's

Coos County

Curry County

Douglas County


Links For More Information

Identifying and Prioritizing Communities at Risk

Wildfire Risk Explorer

Oregon Country CWPP

Landfire Program


Coos County

CWPP completed September 2011

Partners:
Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience
Coos Forest Protection Association
Bureau of Land Management - Coos Bay
Fire Chiefs Association
United States Forest Service - Rogue Siskiyou
Coos County Commissioners
Coos Watershed Association
Coos County Emergency Management
City and Rural Fire Districts

Funding:
Secure Rural Schools Title III

Lead Contact:
Josh Bruce, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, (541) 346-7326
Mike White, Coos Forest Protective Association, Mike.D.White@oregon.gov, (541) 572-2796

Structural contact:
Lanny Boston, Coos County Fire Chief

Federal contact:
Mike Pope, Coos District Bureau Of Land Management

GIS Contact:
James Wolf, Independent Contractor, jamesawolf@gmail.com, (541) 342-3446

Wildfire Consultants:
Kathy Lynn, Wildfire Planning Process Specialist

On the web:
Coos County Plan
Scroll down to the bottom of page to "Other Plans" click on Community Wildfire Protection Plan


Curry County

CWPP completed January 2008

Partners:
Coos Forest Protective Association
Bureau of Land Management - Coos Bay
Fire Chiefs Association
Curry County Emergency Management
United States Forest Service - Rogue Siskiyou
South Coast Watershed Council
Coquille Indian Tribe
Curry County Commissioners
City and Rural Fire Districts

Funding:
Post Biscuit Fire, NFP grant

Lead contacts:
Michael Brace, County Emergency Services Coordinator;
John Flannigan, Coos Forest Protective Association, John.J.Flannigan@oregon.gov,  (541) 267-3161

Structural contact:
Bill Sharp, Curry County Fire Chief

Federal contact:
Bill Elam, Coos District Bureau Of Land Management

GIS Contact:
James Wolf, Independent Contractor, jamesawolf@gmail.com, (541) 342-3446
Toni Fisher, Curry County GIS

Wildfire Consultants:
Kathy Lynn, Wildfire Planning Process Specialist
Ryan Ojerio Resource Innovations, University of Oregon

On the web:
Curry County Plan


Douglas County

CWPP completed June 2013

Partners:

Douglas Forest Protective Association
Douglas County Emergency Management
Coos Forest Protective Association
Douglas County Fire District #2 Fire Marshall
City and Rural Fire Districts
Douglas County Commissioners
United States Forest Service - Umpqua and Siuslaw
Bureau of Land Management - Roseburg and Coos Bay
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Umpqua Tribe of Indians - Cow Creek

Funding:
Secure Rural Schools Title III

Lead contacts:
Phil Stenbeck, Douglas County Planner
Melvin Thornton, Douglas Forest Protective Association, Melvin.Thornton@oregon.gov
Chuck Perino, Douglas County Planner

Structural contact:
Ray Shoufler, Douglas County Fire Marshal
Greg Marlar, Douglas County Fire Chief

Federal contacts:
Emily Sands, Roseburg Bureau of Land Management
United States Forest Service - Umpqua National Forest

On the web:
Douglas County Plan