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Wallowa Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Community representatives are working together to update the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for the county.


This is a multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) involving representatives from Wallowa County (Planning, Emergency Services and Natural Resources), the City of Joseph, Joseph School District, the City of Enterprise, Enterprise School District, the City of Wallowa, Wallowa School District, the City of Lostine, Wallowa Lake Irrigation District, Wallowa Soil and Water Conservation District, Wallowa County Lake Service District.  Representatives from these jurisdictions and other organizations are actively participating in this NHMP update process.

Wallowa County’s Natural Hazards 

  • Wildfires
  • Poor Air Quality
  • Severe Storms (both winter and summer storms)
  • Windstorms
  • Extreme Cold
  • Extreme Heat
  • Drought
  • Insect Pests, Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species
  • Floods
  • Dam Failure
  • Landslides/Debris Flows
  • Earthquakes

Our work is ready for your review:

To provide comments, email:

Meet the Team

Director of Planning

Franz Goebel

Phone: (541) 426-4543 Ext. 1168
Fax: (541) 426-5901

Senior Planner

Harold Black

Works limited hours. Please contact the department through Mr. Goebel or Ms. Jancaitis.


Planning Dept. specialist

Jean Jancaitis

Phone: (541) 426-4543 Ext. 1170
Fax: (541) 426-5901