Wildfire Risk

Wildfire Risk

The Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer is designed to increase wildfire awareness, give a comprehensive view of wildfire risk and local fire history, and educate users about wildfire prevention and mitigation resources. 

Learn how you can make your home and property fire-safe with this 5 minute video. Access the many resources available to protect yourself from the threat of wildfire and other hazards. Find out about the current fire situation in Oregon.

Access a comprehensive collection of wildfire data and make custom maps and reports with this tool. The advanced map viewer directly serves wildfire professionals and planners to inform updates to Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP), Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans (NHMP), and other plans. See video tutorial here.

Make wildfire risk maps and reports for your home, county, or watershed. This tool directly serves homeowners and community leaders and is designed to educate users about the wildfire risk surrounding their homes and communities and their local wildfire prevention resources. See video tutorial here.

Articles & Stories

Oregon Public Broadcasting article about the current flaws in fighting wildfires and offers...
Guide to the Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer: Resources for Homeowners and Communities   The Oregon...
The peculiar nature of fire is that it is both natural and cultural.  -- Steven Pyne ...
Large forest fires in the past have produced high density, large scale smoke events that affect air...
Wildfire Wildfire is a common and widespread natural hazard in Oregon. Wildfire is...

Maps and Tools

Fire detections in this map come from two sources, the MODIS satellites with 1km resolution, and... more

Data Collections

The Oregon Spatial Data Library... more

About This Topic

Development of the site formerly known as the "Wildfire Risk Explorer" resulted from a collaboration among:

OSU Libraries and Press: OSU Libraries and Press engages with the OSU community and the people of Oregon in their pursuit of knowledge. The OSULP partnership with the Institute for Natural Resources supports delivery of information and services related to the protection and management of Oregon's vitally important natural resources through the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library.

Institute for Natural Resources: The Institute for Natural Resources provides Oregonians with ready access to current, relevant science-based information, methods, and tools for better understanding natural resource management challenges and developing solutions. INR co-manages the Oregon Explorer with OSULP.

Oregon Department of Forestry: The mission of the Oregon Department of Forestry is to, "serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability."

Funding for Phase 1 development of the Wildfire Risk Explorer was provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Phase 1 was completed in 2006. Funding for Phase 2 development of the redesigned Oregon Explorer Wildfire Risk site and associated tools was provided by grants from the Oregon Department of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service. Phase 2 was completed in 2019.