A Proactive Approach to Metropolitan Wildfire Risk 3

06/25/2009
By Chris BarneyFrom the PBI Performance Products, Inc. e-Newsletter, sponsored byRead Part 2.Forest Park Forest Park is truly Portland's crown jewel. Its size and landscape, typical of the Northwest region, offers numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors for Portland residents and their regional neighbors. Originally drawn in as part of a city parks plan by the Olmstead Brothers landscape architecture firm, the 5,000-acre-park was officially dedicated in 1948.3 Historically, the area was dominated by a coniferous forest and suffered three stand-replacing forest fires recorded through the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, burning more than 4,000 acres4 and 11 known structu...

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