Category Archives: Dept. of Forestry

Oregon fire season revs up as state prepares for extra busy summer 

Fire season is officially here for most of Oregon as nine of the state’s 12 fire districts have already entered into fire season. Source: Oregon fire season revs up as state prepares for extra busy summer |

Lightning hits Southern Oregon region

More than 700 lightning strikes peppered a five-county area that covers Southern Oregon and Northern California Wednesday, with bolts sparking at least three small fires in Jackson County. Source: Lightning hits Southern Oregon region | Mail Tribune

Fire season approaches in Clatsop County

Season starts Tuesday. Fire season and a burn ban in Clatsop County will begin next week. The season will begin Tuesday at 1 a.m., the state Department of Forestry announced. The season is declared annually on both public and private lands when the department finds that fire hazards exist. Source: Fire season approaches in Clatsop […]
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Lightning strikes, small fires prompt fire safety reminders

Willamette Valley weather conditions are expected to be mostly hot and dry this week, prompting fire officials to remind residents and recreation-seekers to practice fire safety, even with the recent, brief rain. Wednesday is expected to be the warmest day of the week, reaching a high of about 88 degrees, according to the National Weather […]
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U.S. Forest Service Partners With ODF On Forest Restoration Project

ODF and the U.S. Forest Service will be taking on a forest restoration project. The project will enhance the area’s ecosystem, minimize fire risks, and keep seasonal workers employed. Source: U.S. Forest Service Partners With ODF On Forest Restoration Project

State lands considers forest management options

The department is investigating whether counties or private entities might more cheaply manage Common School Fund forest land. Oregon’s Department of State Lands is looking into whether other entities, including counties or private companies, could manage certain state trust forests more cheaply than the state Department of Forestry. Source: State lands considers forest management options

Oregon’s wildfire potential ‘above normal’ much of summer

Oregon’s fire risk has been right around normal though June, but that’s going to change for the worse for the rest of the summer. State and federal forest managers and staff Monday during a media conference call discussed the outlook of wildland fire for 2018. Noel Livingston, fire management officer on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, […]
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Grass fire threatening structures in Applegate

Multiple area fire agencies are working an Applegate Valley grass fire that grew to 11 acres. The fire, which broke about 11:45 a.m. Friday, is in the 1200 block of Thompson Creek Road, according to Oregon Department of Forestry public information officer Melissa Cano. As of about 4:15 p.m., crews had managed to get a […]
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USFS prevails in Lostine Corridor lawsuit

Plaintiffs vow to continue the fight. All five counts in a lawsuit filed to stop the Lostine River Corridor Safety Project were denied in federal court Monday afternoon. Judge Patricia Sullivan of the Pendleton Division of the U.S. District Court released her findings and recommendations ruling in favor of the U.S. Forest Service’s defense. The […]
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Dry, hot weather outlook for fire season

Residents and firefighter crews should be aware of long and dry summer as the region approaches fire season, reported Bureau of Land Management Fire staff officer Barry Shullanberger at the Lake County Commissioners work session. Representatives from South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) spoke with two Lake County Commissioners about their agencies preparations and […]
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