Mitigation Plan


Lane County Office of Emergency Management (EM) has begun the process of updating the Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP).

The current NHMP was adopted in 2018 and expires October 2023. Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the initial review and coordination of the plan between the local government and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA is responsible for the final review and approval of the plan. According to 44 CFR §201.6(d)(3), NHMPs must be updated once every five years in order to continue to be eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation project grant funding. 

The NHMP’s purpose is to maintain a process that leads to hazard mitigation actions. It identifies hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks facing local, state, or tribal governments, and prioritizes actions to reduce the risks. Lane County's NHMP is a multi-jurisdictional, county-wide plan that assess and outlines mitigation strategies for hazards specific to our geography, including for the nine incorporated cities in the county that choose to be a part of the plan: Coburg, Creswell, Dunes City, Florence, Junction City, Lowell, Oakridge, Veneta, and Westfir.


The next Steering Committee meeting will be focused on the Mitigation Strategy portion of the plan:

  • The NHMP Mitigation Strategy meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The meeting will take place virtually through Microsoft Teams.
  • The Mitigation Strategy meeting will consist of internal Lane County planning team members, utilities, special districts, and city leaders from each participating jurisdiction.
  • Mitigation Strategy Meeting Link


Click here to find the current NHMP.  


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Scope of Work and Timeline

Meeting Agendas, Materials and Minutes