May 21, 2024

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Panel to discuss reducing wildfire risk May 15

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from Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association

Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association will present the panel discussion, “Reducing Wildfire Risk in the South Hills: A Community Conversation,” during its general meeting Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m., at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St.

A major part of being prepared is learning how we as a community can reduce the opportunities for wildfires to start and spread.

Because large fires cross boundaries of any kind—whether they be property lines, city limits, county lines, or state lines—it will take multiple agencies at all levels of government to be help protect our citizens. The May 15 panel will feature five representatives from local agencies:

Speaking from their unique perspectives within their roles and organizations, the panelists will explain their roles and responsibilities in protecting the South Hills area of Eugene and provide insight on how we as a community can adapt to the risk of wildfire.

This session is presented and facilitated by Ian Appow of ECO System Solutions.

The May 15 discussion is the second in SHiNA’s “Community Conversations on Emergency Preparedness” series. The first session, Oct. 17, 2023, featured Cary Lieberman from Greenhill Humane Society, Janina Rager from EPD, and Sierra Anderson from the city of Eugene.

For more information about the Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association, see their website.

Image: Relative Fire Hazard, Eugene-Springfield area (2014), shared on the Eugene-Springfield Fire Wildland-Urban Interface page.

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