MEETING NOTES & PRESENTATIONS
Rangeland Fire Protection Associations
“RFPAs are all-volunteer crews of ranchers with training and legal authority to respond to fires on private and state lands in remote landscapes where there had been no existing state or local fire protection, and can become authorized to respond on federal lands as well.” Rangeland Fire Protection Associations: An Alternative Model for Wildfire Response by Emily Jane Davis, Jesse Abrams, Katherine Wollstein, Alethea Steingisser, James E. Meacham
Harney County RFPAs include:
• Crane since 1998
• Fields Andrew since 1998
• Silver Creek since 2001
• Frenchglen since 2013
• Lone Pine since 2013
• Wagontire since 2015
• North Harney since 2022
AlertWildfire is a network of cameras in California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington used in conjunction, when possible, with traditional staffed fire outlooks to help in providing early detection of wildfires.
Indentifying & Reporting Invasive Plants
Oregon Department of Agriculture websites to help with invasive weed identification and to report noxious and invasive plants: Oregon Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed Profiles for identifying weeds and Oregon Department of Agriculture Invasive Plant or Insect Reporting Page.