Thursday, September 5, 2013

Josephine County Forestland-Urban Interface Classification Committee Meets Sept. 13

The Josephine County Forestland-Urban Interface Classification Committee meets Friday, Sept. 13, 1:00 p.m., at Grants Pass Fire-Rescue, Parkway Station, 800 East Park St., Grants Pass. The committee will continue its review of forestland-urban interface areas in Josephine County. Once the committee’s review is complete, it will present its proposed findings at a public hearing.

The committee focuses on developed urban and suburban lands that are in areas where potentially destructive wildfires are likely to occur, and where there is a structural density of at least four dwellings per 40 acres. Owners of these lands are required to reduce potentially flammable vegetation around structures and along driveways.

The forestland-urban interface identification and classification process is described in the Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act, ORS 477.015-477.061.

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