Wyden Briefed on Upcoming Fire Season
Forests on both the east and west sides of The Cascades are drier than normal, which means that fire season is starting earlier than in past years and may last longer. To address and fully understand these concerns, Senator Wyden met with fire officials in both Portland and Medford this past weekend. At each briefing, Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service officials discussed the seriousness of current drought conditions and fire preparedness with Senator Wyden.
Additionally Senator Wyden held his annual town hall meetings in Klamath and Lake Counties this weekend. In Lakeview, Senator Wyden honored Korean War Veterans Melvin Young, Jerry Wardwell and Lee Sanders who shared their stories of service.
More photos from Senator Wyden's fire briefings and town halls!