Rangeland Fire Protection Associations "Neighbors Helping Neighbors"

Nov 25, 2013
Oregon provides a model for reducing unprotected acres with Rangeland Fire Protection Associations (RFPA) of local landowners. Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) provides training and access to equipment for RFPAs. In 2012, ODF assisted Idaho in forming Idaho's first RFPA, near Mountain Home. The RFPA works with BLM and adjacent landowners to fight fires while they are small, reducing the acres lost to wildfire. This video tells the story of the Idaho RFPA and the Stoutt Fire.