Responding to Wildfires

Post-Fire Restoration Work

Volunteers and volunteer leaders from Jackson County Parks, Rogue Basin Partnership, Rogue Riverkeeper, Rogue River Watershed Council, Rogue Valley Council of Governments, Rogue Valley Sewer Services, The Freshwater Trust, and others have been working within North Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix to seed, lay straw, and pick up non-hazardous trash in impacted riparian areas. Additionally, Payne Creek in Phoenix has recently been planted with willow stakes in hopes of combatting the invasive blackberry, as well as to encourage more beaver activity in the area.

If you’re interested in volunteering, here’s an upcoming event:

Saturday, March 6th, 2021, from 10:00 – 2:00 at Wranglers Arena off of Highway 99 in Talent/North Ashland.

We will be prepping and pounding in willow stakes along Bear Creek. There will also be opportunities to pick up trash within the fire area. If you have them, bring waders, loppers, clippers, and rubber mallets. Otherwise, we will have a limited supply of tools for volunteers to use.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Brooke Amposta, Jackson County Volunteer Coordinator: AmpostBA@jacksoncounty.org.

Check out the articles on the recent volunteer efforts from KDRV and Jackson County Parks.

Wildfire Relief Resources for Families and Home/Property Owners

The Smokey Generation: A Wildland Fire Oral History Project

Fire Impacts to Domestic Wells

Wildfire-Impacted Domestic Well Testing

Free Well Testing Available – English

Free Well Testing Available – Spanish

Assessing Damage to Private Wells

Wildfire Resources

Oregon Wildfire Recovery – State of Oregon

2020 Wildfire Resources – State of Oregon

Oregon Wildfire Recovery – Willamette Partnership

Post-Wildfire Recovery – Cal Fire

Wildfire Recovery & Rebuilding – Shasta County

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Southern Oregon Fire Ecology Education (SOFEE)