Forestry Department needs more funding now
by Rep. Pam Marsh
Sunday, March 24th 2019 - Mail Tribune
Last summer, Southern Oregon suffered through six weeks of choking smoke. A month later we watched from a distance as Paradise, California, a town much like communities in our region, burned to the ground. Smoke and fire threaten our health, our economy and our future.
The gravity of our situation is reflected in the numbers. Oregon wildfires cost a whopping $514 million in 2018 and that half billion is not the end of our ...
Marsh’s fire plan is the right approach
by Mail Tribune Editorial Board
Sunday, March 24th 2019
We were critical of Gov. Kate Brown when she announced she was appointing a committee to study the state’s response to wildfires and smoke and report to the Legislature in the fall of 2019 — when this year’s fire season should be winding down. We’re still not thrilled with that measured response, although certainly the Wildfire Council can make a valuable contribution to fire prevention and suppression efforts going ...