- This plan will not be legally binding in any way; its role is to be viewed as a working document that serves as a planning tool for the fire and land managers of Baker County (see the Promulgation Statement on p. i and the Signature Page on p. ii of this plan).
- The Baker County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a working document that will serve as a resource for providing information to enhance community safety through hazard and risk reduction in wildland-urban interface areas of Baker County. The plan was last revised February 15, 2006. The Baker County CWPP is the result of analyses, professional cooperation and collaboration, assessments of wildfire risks and other factors considered with the intent to reduce the potential for wildfires that threaten people, structures, infrastructure, and values in Baker County. The Core Planning Committee included: Angie Johnson, Oregon Department of Forestry Facilitator Mark Bennett, Baker County Homeland Security/Emergency Mngr. Core Member Doni Clair, Baker County Soil & Water Conservation District Core Member Terri Drever-Gee, Baker County Planning Commission Chair Core Member Tim Frost, Baker City Fire Chief Core Member Jerry Hampton, Haines Fire District Chief Core Member Mike Hartwell, Bureau of Land Management Core Member George Keister, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Core Member Noel Livingston, United States Forest Service Core Member Lane Perry, Consulting Forester/Private Citizen Core Member Keith Shollenberger, Oregon Department of Forestry Core Member Gary Timm, Baker County Fire Preparedness Coordinator Core Member Resource members that served as an advisory group for the core planning committee were: Jay Carr, Baker County OSU Extension Agent, Retired Daryl Cockram, Oregon Department of Forestry Bruce Countryman, United States Forest Service Brett Brownscombe, Hells Canyon Preservation Council Dale Ekman, Bureau of Land Management Mark Jacques, Oregon Department of Forestry Tom Morcom, Bureau of Land Management Baker County Community Wildfire Protection Plan I. Introduction 5 Bob Parker, Baker County OSU Forestry Extension Agent Dave Quinn, Northeast Oregon Interagency Fire Center Ken Rockwell, United States Forest Service Judy Wing, United States Forest Service This community wildfire protection plan has been prepared in compliance with the National Fire Plan, the 10-year Comprehensive Strategy, the Tri-County Hazard Mitigation Plan (Baker, Union, and Wallowa Counties), Oregon Senate Bill 360 (The Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface Act of 1997), and Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA). This plan is endorsed by the Baker County Commissioners, Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Baker County structural fire community. These representatives mutually agree to the final contents of the plan.