Benton County, Oregon

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Printed on Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:15 PM

Benton County Community Wildfire Protection Plan – Purpose of the Plan

The purpose of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan is to promote awareness of the countywide wildland fire hazard and propose workable solutions to reduce the wildfire risk. A planning committee was established to address this issue, public meetings were conducted county-wide, and with valuable public input, the plan has been completed.

The Community Wildfire Protection Plan was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on June 16, 2009 and is currently being implemented county-wide. View the plan and the appendices.

Create Defensible Space! 

Homeowner responsibility is a crucial element in wildfire protection and the prevention of wildfire losses.  The creation of defensible space on your property is the single most important activity that you, the homeowner, can undertake to contribute to the safety of your family and property in the event of a wildfire disaster.