Mitigation involves Structural and Non-structural measures taken to limit the impact of disasters. Mitigation includes any activities that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.
Marion County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey
Your input is needed! Originally a part of the Robert T. Stafford and Emergency Assistance Grant and then amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. It begins with state, tribal, and local governments identifying disaster risks and vulnerabilities that are common in their area. After identifying these risks, they develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.
We appreciate your time in taking a few minutes to let us know your thoughts through this survey.
Survey will close on March 31, 2022.
Firewise USA Principles - March 9, 2022
The OSU Extension - Land Steward Program is presenting Firewise USA Principles. This presentation will look at the construction of the home itself and compare the safety of various building materials. The home is split into several zones regarding fire resistance, and they will go over the do's and don'ts within each zone. The area right around the home where it interacts with the landscaping and surrounding forest will also be broken down into zones, and there will be discussions about how to make these areas more fire-adapted.
Sign up through the OSU Extension Service or by calling 541-776-7371. The presentation costs $15 or a sliding scale, with fees helping support the Land Steward Program.
Firewise USA Principles Flyer
Recordings of Past Wildfire Wednesday Webinars
November 10: 2021 Fire Season - A Learning Opportunity
November 17: Prioritizing your home hardening approach
December 1: From the home to the landscape
December 8: Prescribed Fire in Oregon
Marion County Hazard Mitigation Planning Meetings
December 7th, 9:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.
January 4th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30a.m.
February 1st, 9:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.
March 1st, 9:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Marion County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
On August 3, 2021 Marion County began to update the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Existing All-Hazard Mitigation Plans must be updated every five years.
Marion County is collaborating with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) to update the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Plan to cover all hazards.
The updates will ensure the county, cities, and special districts maintain eligibility to apply for disaster related grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The plan will be completed by August, 2022.
Why engage in hazard mitigation planning?
- To avoid disasters by reducing or eliminating long-term risk to people, property, and the environment from hazards.
- To increase safety and resilience by integrating hazard mitigation into local plans, programs, and policies.
- To maintain eligibility for disaster-related funding.
Marion County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Flyer
Oregon HMGP Handbook 2021
FEMA BRIC Building Code Activities
FEMA Mitigation Action Portfolio
FEMA Guide to Building Community Resilience with Nature-Based Solutions