Rogue Valley Wildfire Mitigation Forums to Take Place This Month

Pacific Power is hosting a series of Wildfire Mitigation Plan public input forums next week in the Rogue Valley. Subject matter experts will discuss various wildfire safety projects, enhanced weather monitoring and forecasting capabilities and emergency management updates followed by a Questions and Answers session. Each forum will have on-site Spanish and American Sign Language interpreting services and will be livestreamed and recorded. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

“We’re looking forward to having this important conversation with customers and community stakeholders while getting their feedback on our wildfire mitigation plan,” said Amy McClusky, managing director, wildfire safety and asset management. “As an organization dedicated to continuous improvement, the input we receive from customers will help inform and shape the development of our upcoming 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Plan.”

Oregon Public Forum location, date and livestream information

  • Central Point – October 18, 6-8 pm

Expo Mace Watchable Wildlife Center

1 Peninger Rd

Central Point, Oregon 97502 

Webinar ID: 898 4566 9331, Webinar Passcode: 940184


  • Canyonville – October 19 , 9-11 am

Seven Feathers Resort and Casino  

146 Chief Miwaleta Ln, 

Canyonville, OR 97417

Webinar ID: 863 3789 5462 , Webinar Passcode: 152543


  • Grants Pass – October 19, 6-8 pm

Josephine County Fairgrounds

1451 Fairgrounds Rd, 

Grants Pass, OR 97527

Webinar ID: 879 3687 6298 , Webinar Passcode: 822401


About the Oregon Wildfire Mitigation Plan

On August 25, 2020, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) initiated an informal rulemaking process (Docket No. AR 638) to address electric utility risk-based wildfire protection plans. The rulemaking process incorporates the recommendations of the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response and the guidance issued in the Governor’s Executive Order 20-04. The Pacific Power Oregon Wildfire Mitigation Plan specifically guides the mitigation strategies that will be deployed in Oregon. These mitigation tactics and investments are designed to reduce the probability of utility related wildfires.

Source: Pacific Power