Tag Archives: ODF

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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State funding request for Wallowa County integrated health clinic will wait until 2019

Timing can be as important as substance when requesting direct grant funds from state coffers. Progenitors of a new integrated health services clinic are discovering that reality. Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness and Winding Waters are planning to build a combined clinic in Enterprise and are hoping for as much as $2 million in direct […]
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Rethinking ‘Smoky Bear’

On Labor Day weekend, the Eagle Creek fire began burning its way through 49,000 acres of forest in the Columbia River Gorge. Although the fire torched a remote area, it threatened urban dwellers 50 miles away as it discharged thick clouds of smoke toward Portland that lingered for days. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality […]
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Timber managers, concerned citizens happy with new system

Oregon Department of Forestry has made it easier for citizens to be notified of industrial forest practices to occur around their properties through the Forest Activity Electronic Reporting and Notification System, or FERNS. “It’s a great thing they’ve done,” Douglas County landowner Francis Eatherington said. Source: Timber managers, concerned citizens happy with new system

Medford Weather Service office sets ‘spot forecast’ record

The 3-acre Hugo fire was barely big enough to get a name when it ignited July 19 outside of this rural Josephine County burg, but it still got its own weather forecast. Instead of relying on a general forecast, Oregon Department of Forestry officials asked the National Weather Service for a forecast specific for the […]
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Man faces arson charge in Galice wildfire

An arson charge has been filed against a Southern Oregon man accused of igniting wildfires. Authorities say 60-year-old David Ross Callaway started three separate blazes near Galice in August. Karl Witz of the Oregon Department of Forestry tells the Grants Pass Daily Courier that two of the fires were small, but one spread to 40 […]
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Throwing Shade, or Not

On Oct. 4 the Environmental Protection Agency announced it was granting $1.7 million to Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to help with projects and programs that reduce water pollution. Source: Throwing Shade, or Not | eugeneweekly.com