Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are the result of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003 which, as part of a historical bipartisan legislative effort, call for communities to collaborate with state and local agencies to determine priorities for hazardous fuels projects on federal and private lands in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).
It also allows communities to develop and list priorities that affect their ability to survive a wildland fire in their area. Egress, eduction and water availability are some of the other issues that communities may address in their plans. Across, central Oregon, each community has been collaborating with forest and fire management agencies to identify risks and outline strategies to address them.
Project Wildfire acts as the caregiver to 7 unique Community Wildfire Protection Plans within Deschutes County. Each plan is revised on a 5 year cycle to ensure it’s relevant to the partners involved in its development. The most current version of each plan is listed below.