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County Wildfire Protection Plan

The County Wildfire Protection Plan, CWPP, provides details on the risks, hazards, and valuable facilities to protect in case of a wildfire.  Harney County received grant monies from the US Department of the Interior (BLM administered) to conduct this planning effort.  Review the materials and see how this effort might help your property here in the County.

Trees Burning in Forest FireCommunity Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

The revised County Wildfire Protection Plan is now complete with a variety of end results and real-life actions to be developed to enhance the lives of our residents.

HC Rangeland Burn Plan and Burning Permit

This Burn Plan is required prior to issuing a Burning Permit for all burning in Harney County. Exception: Small debris piles and burn barrels, within reach of an attached and charged garden hose, do not need a Burn Plan but still need a burning permit issued by the County. This Burn Plan is designed to assist the landowner in safely using fire to meet their land management objectives and reduce the threat to life and property. Landowner must notify Harney County Dispatch, 541-573-6028, prior to burning, on day of burning.

Visit the National CWPP website for Harney County.  Watch a great video on the goals of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act and other materials.

Would you like to be apart of the ongoing effort to plan for fire projects in Harney County?  Contact us.Rangeland Fire

The Harney County CWPP is now updated (as of August 2013).  Follow the links on this page to view the document.  If you would like our office to send you a copy of the FINAL report (hard copy) please contact the Harney County Planning Department via the contact information listed above.    Thank You!

Walsh Environmental conducted this planning process.  Regular meetings were  held to review assessments and receive input from those that have the most experience with fire in the County.

The minimum requirements for a CWPP as described in the HFRA are:

  1. Collaboration: A CWPP must be collaboratively developed by local and state government representatives, in consultation with federal agencies and other interested parties. Prioritized Fuel Reduction: A CWPP must identify and prioritize areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommend the types and methods of treatment that will protect one or more at-risk communities and essential infrastructure.
  2. Treatment of Structural Ignitiability: A CWPP must recommend measures that homeowners and communities can take to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the area addressed by the plan.

Fire Wise Brochure

Get the “Fire Wise” Brochure and other valuable materials from the National program website….

Handouts That Help Prepare for Fire


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