Wildfires are a growing concern for many communities, especially in regions prone to dry conditions and high temperatures. Understanding how decisions are made during these critical times is essential for effective wildfire management. On June 20, 2024, join the City Club of Central Oregon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon for an insightful forum titled “How Wildfire Decisions are Made”.

This event will provide a comprehensive look at the decision-making processes involved when wildfires ignite, focusing on the various types of land affected, such as wilderness areas, urban interfaces, grasslands, and tribal lands. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the roles and coordination of different agencies, the key decision points for fire managers, funding sources, and the rationale behind resource allocation.

Featured Speakers:

Kevin Moriarty, Deschutes County Forester
Shawn Jaca, Central Oregon Fire Management, US Forest Service
Trey Leonard, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
James Osborne, BLM Fire Management Officer, Prineville District Bureau of Land Management and Central Oregon Fire Management Service
Moderated by: Jessica Neujahr, Oregon Department of Forestry

Why Attend:

This forum is a must-attend for anyone involved in or interested in wildfire management. Whether you’re a professional in the field, a policymaker, a community leader, or a concerned citizen, this event will provide valuable insights into the complexities of wildfire decision-making and the collaborative efforts required to protect our lands and communities.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (PDT)

Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Drive

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with experts, ask questions, and deepen your understanding of how wildfire decisions are made. For more information, please visit cityclubco.org.