The participants in this wildfire collaborative would tell you that having the opportunity to meet with a diverse group of people interested in improving fire management in the 'sagebrush sea' is a tremendous asset to Harney County.
Add to this is the ability for all of us to help with early fire detection. If you haven't 'bookmarked' this page
yet please do so and add your eyes to the many who can help spot fires early. These fire detection cameras are truly making crowdsourcing fire detection a reality.
In 2019 this collaborative is anticipating reaching an agreement and finalizing an environmental assessment
for the southwestern flanks of the Pueblo Mountains. These efforts could reduce fuel structure in a Wilderness Study Area, an achievement that has not been done before and is thanks in large part to the strength of strong, trusting relationships built over time.
The location and approach with the next large fire prevention project will move forward in 2019 as well. As this effort comes together we look forward to gathering as many of you as are willing to participate with your knowledge and viewpoints.
In the meantime, we'll keep you updated with the work of the Harney County Wildfire Collaborative and efforts to prevent mega-fires and restore sagebrush rangeland.
Photo provided by Jeremy Hill, jhillimages.com.