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News Release
Rules advisory committee on statewide fire risk mapping announces meeting series starting August 5 via Zoom - 07/23/21

Several meetings of a Rules Advisory Committee on statewide fire risk mapping have been scheduled. 

The first is set for Thursday, August 5 from 10 a.m.-noon via Zoom. Additional meetings are scheduled for August 19, September 2, September 16, September 30, October 14, and October 28 – all from 10 a.m.-noon. All meetings will be held virtually until announced otherwise, and all meetings are open to the public. 

To access the meeting, please visit https://odf.zoom.us/j/99547493487. The meeting ID is 995 4749 3487. A post-meeting recording will be posted on the ODF YouTube channel. For special accommodations, please contact ODF Public Affairs at least 72 hours prior to the meeting at 503-945-7200.

For more information, visit the ODF Proposed Rules and Laws page at https://www.oregon.gov/odf/aboutodf/Pages/proposedlawsrules.aspx. To receive meeting reminders and agendas, sign up for administrative rule notices on the ODF website at https://www.oregon.gov/odf/aboutodf/Pages/email-updates.aspx. 

Background: Senate Bill 762, passed in the 2021 legislative session and anticipated to be signed by Gov. Kate Brown, requires the Oregon Department of Forestry to develop and maintain a comprehensive statewide map of wildfire risk that includes wildland-urban interface boundaries and fire risk classes by June 30, 2022, in collaboration with Oregon State University, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, other state agencies, local governments, tribes, other public bodies and additional information sources. It requires that the map be publicly accessible and for ODF to provide technical assistance as needed.  

Meeting Recording: A post-meeting recording will be posted on the ODF YouTube channel. The ODF YouTube channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/c/oregondepartmentofforestry

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