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News Release
Erosion Threat Assessment/Reduction Team (ETART) Virtual Media Availability - 01/12/21

Virtual Media Availability

(Salem, OR) — The Oregon Office of Emergency Management will hold a press availability on Thursday, January 14, 2020 to discuss the release and findings of the Erosion Threat Assessment/Reduction Team (ETART) by State Recovery Function 7 – Natural and Cultural Resources Recovery Task Force.

ETART is a multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency team, led by FEMA and the state of Oregon, charged with assessment of potential erosion risks and to provide control treatment recommendations. This group of subject matter experts coordinated with federal, state and local fire response teams as an early statewide recovery action.

The press availability will be virtual at 10 a.m. on January 14, 2021. The panel will include ETART specialists from federal agencies including the U.S. Forest Service and FEMA, and state agencies such as the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.  

Members of the media must RSVP for call-in information by emailing ETART PIO, Jo Niehaus at jo.niehaus@oregon.gov.

Log-in information for the virtual meeting will be provided to all reporters who RSVP to participate remotely. Please RSVP by noon on January 13, 2021 so we can ensure you receive the call-in information before the press conference begins.

For more information about wildfire recovery, please reach out to the Wildfire Recovery Information Center at e.info@state.or.us">fire.info@state.or.us. For specific questions about the ETART reports, please email esetart@fema.dhs.gov">2020wildfiresetart@fema.dhs.gov.

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