Oregon withdraws wildfire risk map after public outcry

State forestry officials said that they are going back to the drawing board with the risk assessment map, but the new version may end up looking very similar.

SALEM, Ore. — After getting feedback from thousands of Oregonians, state officials have withdrawn a map that identified the approximate wildfire risk for every corner of Oregon.

The process sprang from a law passed in 2021, intended to address the impacts of wildfires in Oregon. Part of that law led to this wildfire risk assessment map, which was created by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The map was meant to inform people whether their homes are

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