In the winter of 2021, Wallowa County completed its Smoke Management Community Response Plan with grant funding from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The community response plan will help protect the health of people in Wallowa County from smoke impacts, while building wildfire resilience through prescribed burning. The county’s plan followed recommendations from DEQ and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and complies with OAR 629-048-0180. The plan also addresses the Smoke Sensitive Receptor Area (SSRA), a status of its capital city of Enterprise – a community that experiences smoke events – as described in OAR 629-048-0140.
The City of Enterprise, in conjunction with Wallowa County, has approved this Wallowa County Smoke Management Community Response Plan (hereto referred to as the Wallowa County SMCRP), consistent with OAR 629-048-0180. The Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality have recommended that communities that are Smoke Sensitive Receptor Areas and have experienced repeated smoke events and/or intrusions in the past, collaboratively develop a community response plan (CRP) and program.
Enterprise is considered an SSRA, under OAR 629-048-0140. Therefore, the intent of this SMCRP is to fulfill that need for the City of Enterprise, as well as to address planned smoke events for the remainder of Wallowa County.