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Oregon State Legislature forest-fire-resilience


Legislator PhotoRepresentative Pam Marsh

Democrat - District 5 - Southern Jackson County

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1405
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-375, Salem, Oregon 97301


The recent wildfires in Oregon have revealed a need for more firefighting resources and the development of community and landscape resiliency.  Oregon wildfires cost a record $514M in 2018, exceeding the record $447M in 2017.  Trends and future projections indicate strong likelihood of hotter summers and extended fire seasons, continuing a trend in more large wildfires and associated wildfire smoke.  Impacts to human health and public safety are paramount.  We can greatly enhance fire protection capacity within the Oregon Department of Forestry and make smart investments for reducing fire risk and smoke impacts while creating and sustaining healthy forests and communities.  There are critical, near-term investments we can and must make now.

View the Oregon Forest Fire and Resilience Investment Package here.