Category Archives: Dept. of Forestry (ODF)

Oregon Department of Forestry’s Klamath Unit prepares for lightning strikes

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Klamath Unit is busy keeping track of all the lightning over the past few days. Now the agency is making sure none of the plants hit by those lightning strikes start any big fires. Source: Oregon Department of Forestry’s Klamath Unit prepares for lightning strikes

Oregon Department of Forestry workers train to help battle wildfires

It’s not every day that accountants, grant writers, and IT technicians get to help in wildfire-fighting efforts, but at the Oregon Department of Forestry, it’s all hands on deck. About a dozen forestry employees from different departments practiced loading single-engine air tankers with fire-retardant gel Thursday at Salem’s McNary Field — an annual training to prepare for battling […]
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Wildfire bills snuffed in Salem

Wildfire prevention bills fizzled this Oregon legislative session despite pleas from local legislators for help after two summers of smoke undermined the health and economy of Southern Oregon. Source: Wildfire bills snuffed in Salem | Mail Tribune

Wildfire bills snuffed in Salem

Wildfire prevention bills fizzled this Oregon legislative session despite pleas from local legislators for help after two summers of smoke undermined the health and economy of Southern Oregon. A $6.8 million wildfire prevention bill championed by Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, to help thin forests around cities in Jackson County was the biggest casualty. Marsh is […]
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Timber sale taps into anxiety over logging on the coast

A 70-acre state clearcut planned near Arcadia Beach. It could be several years before trees are cut on state land off U.S. Highway 101 between Arcadia Beach and Hug Point, but a proposed timber sale has already tapped into broader concerns about water quality, habitat conservation and tourism on the coast. The Norriston Heights timber […]
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State Forestry announces: Fire season officially in effect

Fire season is now officially in effect on all Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protected lands. The announcement comes after the ODF Northwest Oregon and North Cascade protection districts declared fire season on July 1. ODF’s Southwest Oregon District was the first to declare fire season June 1. Fire season is declared at the local […]
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Camp Meriwether Fire – Update, Oregon Department of Forestry

The fire at Camp Meriwether was reported at 7:30 pm on Sunday July 7th and first responders on scene were Nestucca Rural Fire, and Oregon Department of Forestry crews were activated as well as other available local units. Source: Camp Meriwether Fire – Update, Oregon Department of Forestry – Tillamook County Pioneer

“Rally for the Trees” Brings Attention to Proposed Timber Clearcut near Hug Point on North Oregon Coast

Despite the fact that the Oregon Department of Forestry offered a public showing of a proposed timber clearcut on public land along Highway 101 near Hug Point, they canceled the showing when it was clear that a concerned public would actually show up. Source: “Rally for the Trees” Brings Attention to Proposed Timber Clearcut near […]
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WILDFIRE SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS MEETINGS NEXT WEEK

As part of its ongoing efforts to prepare customers and communities for this year’s wildfire season, Pacific Power is hosting 3 wildfire safety and preparedness open houses in southern Oregon next week. Source: WILDFIRE SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS MEETINGS NEXT WEEK – KQEN News Radio

State declares fire season in effect across Oregon

Fire season has officially begun on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Department of Forestry protects more than 16 million acres of private, county, state and federal land around Oregon. The agency declared fire season in effect on Monday throughout the state, said Department of Forestry spokesperson Tom Fields. The declaration brings […]
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