Tag Archives: ODF

Oregon’s ‘Tree City of the Year’ is ready for Arbor Week

Recognition adds a special touch to Lake Oswego’s celebration, which includes lots of events and an art contest. Lake Oswego is gearing up for the city’s annual Arbor Week events, and this year there’s an extra reason to celebrate: The Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Community Trees have named Lake Oswego the 2018 Tree […]
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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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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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Sunriver grapples with forest fires

Numbers show improved preparedness, but more work ahead. Sunriver has come a long way from its days of cedar shake roofs and protections around every tree, but the community is still looking for ways to keep shoring up its protections against wildfire. Source: Sunriver grapples with forest fires; Numbers show improved preparedness, but more work […]
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Fire risk discussions set for workshop

Curry County commissioners Wednesday agreed to allow Community Development Director Carolyn Johnson hold a community workshop to discuss the wildland-urban interface — where the forest meets civilization — to better understand fire risk. The agreement came after discussion during a Wednesday meeting in which the new Fire Threat Index maps were displayed and outline areas […]
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Oregon fire strike teams focusing on Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California

All 15 strike teams from Oregon fire departments are assisting with the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California, which, as of Monday, had soared to 230,500 acres with only 15 percent containment. California fire officials requested Oregon assistance through a state-to-state mutual aid system on Tuesday, Dec. 5, after a new fire started in the Sepulveda Pass following […]
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