Creating Sustainable Long-Term Recovery: It Takes All of Us



The 2020 Labor Day Wildfires were the most destructive in state history, claiming nine lives, 4,000 homes and businesses and burning more than 1 million acres.


As of November 2021, the vast majority of properties lost in the fires have been cleared of ash and debris and communities are working to rebuild in a thoughtful, sustainable and equitable manner.


Hear from recovery specialists and community organizations in the Rogue Valley on how they answered the call to help immediately following the Almeda Fire and the collaboration that is laying the groundwork for the massive long-term recovery effort in the region.


Below are some of the partner agencies and local organizations helping to lead the way for long-term recovery in the Rogue Valley:


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Wildfire waste and debris removal

The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to remove hazardous waste, and ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. The Oregon Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality and Emergency Management are leading the effort, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistance.