After decades of fire suppression, urban sprawl, and rising temperatures, wildfires have become more destructive than ever. Federal, state, and local agencies have made strides to protect lives and property in Central Oregon through prescribed burns, smart regulations, and community outreach, but local property owners must take steps to prevent and mitigate the destructive effects future fires will have on their homes and businesses.

View of Horse Butte before the Skeleton Fire
What remained of the original Tatom home
View of Horse Butte after the Skeleton Fire

Here are resources to help: