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Public invited to wildfire reduction open house hosted by USDA and partners

NEWS_RELEASE_HEADER-UPDATEDRelease No.: 2019.04.027

Contact:
David Komorowski, Klamath Falls District Conservationist
541-887-3503, david.komorowski@usda.gov

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – (April 23, 2019) — USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Klamath Lake Forest Health Partnership will host a wildfire reduction open house on May 9 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Chiloquin Fire & Rescue Meeting Room, 201 South 1st Avenue, Chiloquin, OR 97624.

Funding is available to assist Chiloquin-area forestland owners with treatments to reduce wildfire risk. Event attendees will learn about measures they can take to make their land and community more resistant to wildfire. Staff will also be available to help landowners submit applications for assistance to implement forest health practices.

For additional information about the open house, call David Komorowski, Klamath Falls district conservationist, at 541-887-3503. Open house attendance is not required to receive assistance.

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This event is part of the Chiloquin Community Forest and Fire Project, a joint effort between the Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service to reduce wildfire risk on 184,370 acres of private and National Forest System land in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Over the next three years, project partners will provide technical and financial assistance to promote fire-adapted communities, improve wildfire response, enhance habitat, and restore ecological function. USDA will invest a total of $1,717,588 in the project through the Joint Chief’s Landscape Restoration Partnership.

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