Oregon Silver Jackets

The Oregon Silver Jackets Team is a subcommittee to the State Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team. It is an interagency team dedicated to establish and strengthen intergovernmental partnerships at the state level as a catalyst in developing comprehensive and sustainable solutions to state flood hazard challenges.

Through an interagency team of State and Federal agencies, the Oregon Silver Jackets Team will:

  • Facilitate strategic, integrated life-cycle mitigation actions to reduce the threat, vulnerability and consequences of flooding in the state of Oregon;
  • Create or supplement a mechanism to collaboratively solve issues and implement or recommend solutions;
  • Foster leveraging of available resources and information between agencies;
  • Increase and improve flood risk communication and outreach,
  • Promote wise stewardship of the taxpayers' investments,
  • Develop a more comprehensive regional flood risk management strategy through participation in the Flood Mitigation Subcommittee to the State Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team, and
  • Integrate mitigation into recovery actions.
Team Activities

In September and October 2020 the Oregon Silver Jackets team has been focused on wildfire recovery in Oregon.  In 2020,  wildfires have burned in 1.2 Million acres. With 5 wildfires over 100,000 acres, the 2020 wildfire season is one of the most severe in history.   The Oregon Department of Forestry as put together an infographic that represents this fact really well.

Visualize Flooding with High Water Mark Signs

Photo of High Water Mark SignsSeveral agencies, including Silver Jackets Team partners, worked together to locate and install high water mark signage to increase public awareness in Albany, Turner and Oregon City.