The Jacksonville Community Wildfire Protection Project is a strategic, ecologically-minded project collaboration to help reduce the threat of wildfire within selected areas of Jacksonville, Oregon and specific areas adjacent to the city.

The City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Woodlands group and the local FireWise communities have joined forces with Lomakatsi and other members of the Rogue Forest Partners, including the local OSU Extension and Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative. Together they have raised over $1.5 million to assist landowners and the City of Jacksonville in reducing wildfire risk through ecological thinning and prescribed fire. Using this funding, landowners in the project area may be eligible for ecological fuels reduction on their property at no cost to them. All treatments are completely voluntary.

Project Update – Please pardon our noise! Ecological thinning to begin April 2023

Ecological fuels reduction treatments will begin around Jacksonville the first week of April 2023 (see Phase One map below). Operations will continue off and on over the next few months.

Jacksonville residents will hear chainsaw noise, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement this important, collaborative work to reduce wildfire risk to the community and ecosystem.

Lomakatsi Restoration Project will be overseeing local forestry services providers who will be conducting the ecological thinning on private land around town. Our project inspection team will closely monitor operations to ensure quality outcomes. Over the past few months, we’ve been working with interested landowners in the project area and has a growing number of participating properties. Our technical forestry team visits each property to discuss restoration treatments with the landowner, then develops an ecologically-based fuels reduction prescription unique to the property, which incorporates the owner’s interests.

Lomakatsi brings 28 years of experience leading ecological restoration projects large and small, and is a key partner for the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project and the West Bear All-Lands Restoration Project. Learn more about our Ecological Approach & Principles and Restoration Forestry Program.

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Phase One Treatments

At this time, partners will only be treating select properties that are within the strategic project areas indicated within the yellow outlines on this map.

(Click the map for a larger view, or click here to download a PDF).

If you are within the project area and interested in ecological fuels reduction on your property at no cost to you, please complete the form below and someone from Lomakatsi will be in touch.

Initial treatments are expected to begin in December 2022 and continue over the next couple years.

Questions or Concerns?

Feel free to contact Lomakatsi at or (541) 488-0208.

Landowner Response Form

For properties within the Phase One project area described above.

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