Umpqua Fire-adapted Landscapes and Safe Homes (FLASH)

Umpqua Fire-adapted Landscapes and Safe Homes (FLASH) assistance program is designed to help create defensible space around homes and property across Douglas County. Forests thick with hazardous fuels threaten our communities with high severity wildfires. Forest management in the 21st century must address and reconcile multiple community values and interests. Umpqua FLASH is a multi-agency collaboration with the Archie Creek Fire Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG), Glide Revitalization, Douglas Forest Protection Association, and Glide Rural Fire Protection District to offer private landowners funding and technical assistance to carry out wildfire risk reduction actions as outlined in the Douglas County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

Funding and technical assistance will be available to landowners seeking to effectively create defensible space around their homes and reduce hazardous fuels (flammable vegetation) along access routes and in strategic locations on their property.

Program activities and offerings will include:

  • Comprehensive home site visits, with risk assessments and Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) education.
  • Vegetation mitigation and tree service crews (professional and volunteer) to provide vegetation treatment to create defensible space around homes.
  • Community clean-up days with community members to participate in vegetation removal on private or public properties.
  • Fire prevention and preparedness community educational workshops.