“We are really looking forward to engaging with and listening to the Granite community, introducing the project, and discussing project objectives, proposed areas and treatment tools,” said Ian Reid, North Fork John Day District Ranger. “Most importantly the Ten Cent project is about protecting the social values at risk identified in the Grant County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). It has been a tragic year for Grant County citizens who had their lives disrupted by local wildfires and this project aims to use proactive treatments to reduce future threats in this area,” added Reid. Several other project team members from both National Forests will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions. Irene Jerome from Grant County CWPP will be helping facilitate the meeting.
For more information about the community meeting, please contact Joani Bosworth, Public Affairs Officer at 541-278-3722 or Andrew Stinchfield, Acting Fire Management Officer for the North Fork John Day Ranger District at (541) 427-5397.