Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

field with smokeInformation from Douglas County on the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Douglas County is in the process of updating its Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). Part of this process includes reaching out to state, local and tribal leaders, along with other community members and stakeholders to aid in identifying natural hazards and develop strategies to reduce the impact of natural disasters. This plan includes the participation of all 12 incorporated cities in Douglas County. The City of Myrtle Creek will be participating in the planning and development of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Natural hazards mitigation planning is a process for identifying and understanding the hazards facing a jurisdiction and prioritizing actions the jurisdiction can take to reduce injuries and deaths; damage to buildings, critical facilities, and infrastructure; interruption in essential services; economic hardship; and environmental harm. Reducing impacts also speeds up recovery and lowers its cost. 

To learn more about the process in developing the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan please see the Douglas County webpage at