The Oregon TREX Programs are a direct response to the growing need to demonstrate local leadership and innovative solutions towards our common goal of increasing the quality, pace and scale of fire-adapted ecosystem restoration and creation of fire-adapted communities.
TREX is not a new concept. The TREX program is a component of the national Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together Cooperative Agreement between The Nature Conservancy, the USDA Forest Service and the agencies of the Department of Interior. Since 2008 more than 30 TREX events in a dozen states have contributed to more than 80,000 acres burned and 500+ fire practitioners acquiring new knowledge and skills. Similar training programs like the Prescribed Fire Training Center and Fire Use Training Academy deploy firefighters to planned events for training and evaluation opportunities. What is unique regarding the TREX program is the flexibility to tailor the training to local context and needs and the opportunity to harness regional knowledge, expertise, and resources.
Applications for this training are due Feb 20, 2017. For more information, see the TREX announcement flyer.