Wildfire Risk

Summary:

Over the past 24 years there have been 99 fires within the project area, and another 30 started within 1 mile outside.

Why do we care:

Wildfires pose a significant risk to infrastructure, natural resources, and the quality of the envrionment. Potential climate changes may lead to more invasive weeds (gorse, scotch broom, etc.) that are highly flammable; climate change effects on wind direction, speed, and summer humidity are currently unknown, but being investigated. Changes can be mitigated through planning and action.

Note:

Coos County Community Wildfire Protecton Plan (CWPP) Meetings
March 31st North Bay Fire House, Glasgow – 6:00 – 8:30PM
April 5th Coquille Valley School, Coquille – 6:00 – 8:30PM
April 6th Ocean Crest Elementary School, Bandon – 6:00 – 8:30PM


Points of initiation of wildfires from 1986 – 2009 and the Probability of losses to infra-structure from future wildfires.