Jefferson Co. CWPP

Jefferson County Fuels Reduction Application for Homeowners

COIC in a collaborative effort with the Jefferson County Fire Chiefs is offering private landowners the opportunity to apply for funding in an effort to minimize fire danger as outlined in the Jefferson County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Residents that are eligible will be offered a flat rate reimbursement of $300 for treating the land around their home (otherwise referred to as defensible space) to the Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act (SB360) standards.

The goal of SB360 is to minimize fire danger in subdivisions and neighborhoods and make firefighting safer and more effective; many of the standards are available in the Living with Wildfire in Jefferson County handbook which can be found online at  Fire chiefs will be responsible for assuring that the standards are met prior to dispensing funds.  The overall goal of this project is to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire to homes in high risk areas by reducing hazardous fuels on private lands.

Funding and/or technical assistance is available to homeowners/landowners with completing defensible space projects. The Fire Officials are trained evaluators of the SB360 rules and will assess and certify properties as requested. Applications will be accepted for 2017 with a completion date November 30, 2017.

2017 Jefferson County Fuels Reduction Application, click here

Homeowner Resources

  • 6 Steps to Wildfire Protection is a brochure, developed by the Oregon Department of Forestry, that outlines steps that Jefferson County residents can take to protect property from wildfire. Additionally, the brochure provides an explanation of the Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act (SB 360).
  • Living with Wildfire is a booklet specifically developed for Jefferson County residents to prepare for a catastrophic fire, including information on how to protect yourself, your family and your home.
  •  Jefferson County Fire Free facebook page has up to date information for Jefferson County residents.

Jefferson County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

The Jefferson County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a county-wide, strategic assessment of the risks, hazards, mitigation and prevent opportunities associated with wildfire in our communities.   This CWPP contains 19 communities and covers a total of 1.14 million acres.

2016 CWPP

2016 CWPP Maps

Annual Reviews

2011 CWPP

2011 CWPP Maps

For more information contact:

Katrina Van Dis, Program Administrator