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Protect Your Home From Wildfire - Douglas County

Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The area within 200 feet of your home, called “defensible space,” is what usually determines whether or not your home will survive a wildfire. Even after fast moving, scorching fires, homeowners who have prepared by keeping their property “Lean, Clean and Green” have returned to find their houses fully intact. Other homeowners who do nothing may return to nothing but char, even though the surrounding woods are still green. 

This one-day workshop will teach you why defensible space is the most crucial area to maintain. You will get the best and latest techniques recommended by ODF and DFPA to improve your defensible space. Learn how to identify what parts of your property need work and the components of a well maintained defensible space with an in-class discussion and on the ground field tour. You will see how the professionals assess a home for wildfire preparedness and learn to bring that same discerning eye back to your own property by the end of the workshop.

Instructors include representatives from OSU Extension, DFPA, & Firewise.

Register on-line at: Protect Your Home From Wildfire


Meet at the DFPA office in the morning, then everyone will carpool in the afternoon to the field tour sites near Roseburg (we will not travel more than 20 min. away from the DFPA office). Please bring a lunch. 

Douglas Forest Protection Association
1758 NE Airport Road
Alicia Jones
alicia.jones at oregonstate.edu
Ext Douglas County Offc
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