Harney County Sunset
Photo Courtesy of Debbie Raney
How To Contact Us:
Brandon McMullen, Planning Director
360 N. Alvord
Burns, OR 97720
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.
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.
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.
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:
Fire Wise Brochure
Get the “Fire Wise” Brochure and other valuable materials from the National program website….
Handouts That Help Prepare for Fire