Wildfire Risk


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.


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.