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October 23, 2021
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State Forests Advisory Committee meets October 29 via Zoom

State Forests Advisory Committee meets October 29 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will meet Friday, October 29 via Zoom to hear updates on the Santiam State Forest post-fire restoration strategy, accomplishments in fiscal year 2021, and...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual meeting on Nov. 3

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual meeting on Nov. 3

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The board’s business agenda includes:Urban and...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 29 - Amended agenda

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 29 - Amended agenda

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual special meeting starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The amended agenda includes hearing from the...

The Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee meets Oct. 28

The Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee meets Oct. 28

SALEM, Ore. – The Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet virtually Thursday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To...

Limited Production Pinot Noir Cuvee Benefits Wildfire Relief and Prevention (Photo)

Limited Production Pinot Noir Cuvee Benefits Wildfire Relief and Prevention (Photo)

Keep Oregon Green® is collaborating with Union Wine Company and six of Oregon’s top wineries to introduce a limited production Oregon Pinot Noir cuvee with 100% of sales going toward wildfire relief and prevention.Since 1941, the...

Fire Season 2021 Comes to an Official Close, Fire Prevention Continues in Jackson and Josephine Counties

Fire Season 2021 Comes to an Official Close, Fire Prevention Continues in Jackson and Josephine Counties

The 2021 fire season on the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District has officially been declared over, effective Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee meets Oct. 21

The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee meets Oct. 21

SALEM, Ore. – The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet virtually Thursday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 29

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 29

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual special meeting starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The agenda includes hearing from the public on...

Forestry Department to host virtual information session on SB 762 grant programs

Forestry Department to host virtual information session on SB 762 grant programs

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Forestry will host a virtual information session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday October 25 for anyone who wants to learn more about forest restoration and mitigation grant programs funded by Senate...

Fall Prescribed Burning Season Begins on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Fall Prescribed Burning Season Begins on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Burns to be conducted as weather conditions allow

Due to recent changes in weather conditions, the RRSNF will begin scheduled prescribed burning operations on the forest, a transition that happens each fall.

ODF cooperates in forest restoration timber sale in Coos County

ODF cooperates in forest restoration timber sale in Coos County

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry, in cooperation with the US Forest Service, recently sold 1.6 million board feet of timber in a restoration thinning project located on the Powers Ranger District in Coos County.In the...

ODF to host virtual webinar on post-fire recovery plans in the vicinity of Shellburg Falls on Santiam State Forest

ODF to host virtual webinar on post-fire recovery plans in the vicinity of Shellburg Falls on Santiam State Forest

Salem, Ore — Join the Oregon Department of Forestry at a virtual public presentation and information session at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, to learn more about plans for recovery and restoration in the vicinity of the Shellburg Falls...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 20

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 20

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual special meeting starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The agenda includes adoption of the proposed...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Oct. 19

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Oct. 19

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public...

State receives federal grant to continue developing Habitat Conservation Plan for western Oregon state forests

State receives federal grant to continue developing Habitat Conservation Plan for western Oregon state forests

Salem, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Department of Forestry are pleased to announce the state has received an additional $750,000 federal grant to continue developing a Habitat Conservation Plan for...

Meeting open to the public on Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan set for October 12

Meeting open to the public on Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan set for October 12

The Oregon Department of Forestry is hosting a virtual meeting open to the public on Tuesday, October 12, to learn about forest management planning for state forestlands west of the Cascades. Please RSVP: This meeting is open to the...

Fire Danger Level Decreases to Low in the City of Grants Pass and the Southwest Oregon District Following Widespread Rain, Additional Forecasted Weather Systems (Photo)

Fire Danger Level Decreases to Low in the City of Grants Pass and the Southwest Oregon District Following Widespread Rain, Additional Forecasted Weather Systems (Photo)

Consistent fall-like weather and widespread rain has made it possible to ease off on some public fire prevention regulations within the City of Grants Pass and the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District. Effective...

ODF's SW Oregon District lowers fire danger to low; fire season there remains in effect

ODF's SW Oregon District lowers fire danger to low; fire season there remains in effect

JACKSON and JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. – Consistent fall-like weather and widespread rain has made it possible to ease some public and industrial fire prevention regulations on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry...

Fire Danger Levels

Fire Danger Levels

Southwest Oregon District

Fire Danger Level Decreases to Low in Southwest Oregon District Following Widespread Rain, Additional Forecasted Weather Systems

Coos Forest Protective Association ends fire season Oct. 6 in Coos and Curry counties

Coos Forest Protective Association ends fire season Oct. 6 in Coos and Curry counties

COOS BAY, Ore. - The Coos Forest Protective Association is declaring an end to their local fire season and dropping industrial fire precaution restrictions starting Wednesday, Oct. 6. The Association provides fire protection on private...

Log brand renewal period starts Oct. 18, 2021

Log brand renewal period starts Oct. 18, 2021

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry wants to remind timber operators that their state-registered log brands must be renewed between Oct. 18 and Dec. 31, 2021.   Log brands discourage log theftLog brands − the identifying...

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets October 8 via Zoom

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets October 8 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore – The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee will meet virtually via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 8. Items on the committee’s agenda include reviewing draft goals for the draft Western Oregon State Forest Management...

Three ODF districts in western Oregon are ending their fire season on Tuesday, Oct. 5 (Photo)

Three ODF districts in western Oregon are ending their fire season on Tuesday, Oct. 5 (Photo)

VENETA, Ore. - Three Oregon Department of Forestry districts in western Oregon are declaring an end to their local fire season and dropping industrial fire precaution restrictions starting Tuesday, Oct. 5. The three are West Oregon,...
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