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Evaluating Oregon Communities at Risk using the Wildfire Risk Explorer GIS in Action 2007 Vancouver, Washington April 18, 2007 Kuuipo Walsh Institute for.

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1 Evaluating Oregon Communities at Risk using the Wildfire Risk Explorer GIS in Action 2007 Vancouver, Washington April 18, 2007 Kuuipo Walsh Institute for Natural Resources

2 Natural Resources Digital Library Vision Oregon Explorer™ as the “go to” place for natural resources information Create a “purposeful” digital library Information and map- making tools to help people learn about and make better natural resource decisions throughout the State Address importance of “place” and access to geo-referenced information Oregon Explorer Public Release in June 2007

3 Wildfire Risk Explorer Released in October Funded by ODF

4 Wildfire Risk Explorer Users: Natural resource decision-makers Community Wildfire Protection Planners Wildfire Protection Agencies Land Management Agencies At-risk communities Homeowners Landowners Interested citizens

5 Exploring Wildfire Risk in Your Area Wildfire Risk in Your Area Select a Community …

6 Mitchel City community has a rating of high risk

7 Generating a report with the statistics wizard

8 Choose between a report on overall fire risk rating & Total acres of wildland urban interface

9 Choose the watersheds, counties, or communities you want to evaluate and or compare

10 Compare and contrast acres at low, medium and high risk

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14 Making a map with the advanced mapping tool

15 What have we learned We discovered that 201,584 acres were potentially at high-risk in Umatilla county. We discovered that 106,632 acres were potentially at high-risk in Morrow county. The Mitchel City community was rated to be at high risk

16 For more information, you can contact the Oregon Explorer co-managers Janine Salwasser, OSU Libraries Jimmy Kagan, OSU Institute for Natural Resources


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