Category Archives: Dept. of Forestry

Shift in fire protection boundary could affect thousands of Bend properties

State charges modest fee for forestland firefighting. The Oregon Department of Forestry is contemplating a boundary shift that would affect which lots in Central Oregon receive wildland fire protection from the agency. The department is holding a public hearing in Redmond on Monday regarding proposed changes to its Forest Protection District Boundary in Deschutes and […]
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Good forestry helps keep Lane County water quality high | Opinion |

As chair of the Oregon Society of American Foresters, I must respond to Samantha Chirillo’s Feb. 23 guest viewpoint, “ODF needs rigor, transparency in forest herbicide science,” and provide insight on the science demonstrating that the quality of drinking water in Oregon and Lane County is high. Source: Good forestry helps keep Lane County water […]
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Pathogen on the rise

Sudden Oak Disease (SOD) is intensifying in Curry County, Oregon Department of Forestry surveys indicate, prompting state and federal agencies to step up measures to prevent the pathogen from spreading. The NA1 variant of SOD has been in Curry County for years. Of concern, however, is a new strain: the EU1 hails from Europe and […]
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Study: Oregon landowners overwhelmingly follow forestry rules

A study of key Oregon forestry rules found a 97 percent compliance rate among landowners. Oregon’s forestland owners are overwhelmingly following regulations aimed at managing and harvesting timber, though they’ve fallen short on some counts, state regulators found. Landowners had a compliance rate of 97 percent with 57 key rules related to logging, road building […]
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Forest landowners strive to be good neighbors

As a life-long resident of Lane County and manager of a third-generation working tree farm, I was deeply troubled by a Feb. 11 story, “Airborne Dispute,” that attacked and misrepresented our local timber and wood products industry. The story was unbalanced, unfair and completely missed the picture of our rural community and how our working […]
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ODF eyes shift in C. Oregon District boundary

The Oregon Department of Forestry said Thursday it is considering shifting the current Central Oregon District Boundary in Jefferson County near Lake Billy Chinook. The agency said district managers have coordinated with partner agencies to review the existing boundary and developed the proposed boundary location based on risk of wildfire and existing fuel factors. Source: […]
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The State of the Bee

For the last decade Oregon’s bees – both native bees and the introduced European honeybee used in agriculture – have been in decline. But researchers like Andony Melathopoulos of the Oregon Bee Project say there are many reasons to hope for a better bee future in the state. Source: The State of the Bee – […]
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Carbon sequestration proposed as ‘cap-and-trade’ alternative

Timber companies and several lawmakers are advocating for a bill that would require the state to evaluate using ‘natural ecosystems’ to absorb and store carbon . Source: Carbon sequestration proposed as ‘cap-and-trade’ alternative

Rural residents in Lane County fight spraying of herbicides by helicopters

Jenn and James Ruppert raise rabbits, goats and bees on their 3-acre farm. Most of their neighbors are small-farmers, too, or retirees living on acreage along Highway 36 as it winds through the rural Lake Creek Valley. With a few major exceptions. Source: Rural residents in Lane County fight spraying of herbicides by helicopters

A New Beginning

Lane Parry Forestry Consulting was honored by the Oregon Board of Forestry for helping landowners whose forests were burned during the Cornet/Windy Ridge fire. Lane Parry watched some of his more rewarding professional achievements transformed into black ash and clouds of smoke that blotted out the August sun. Source: A New Beginning; Lane Parry Forestry […]
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