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January 18, 2022
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ODF awards National Forest $100,000 to help reduce wildfire risk in Medford's watershed

ODF awards National Forest $100,000 to help reduce wildfire risk in Medford's watershed

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry has given $100,000 to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (RRSNF) for forest restoration work that will reduce catastrophic wildfire risk on 20,000 acres of the Big Butte Springs...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Jan. 12

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Jan. 12

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public comment...

More areas re-open in Santiam State Forest after 2020 Labor Day fires

More areas re-open in Santiam State Forest after 2020 Labor Day fires

Salem, Ore. – About 4,000 acres of the Santiam State Forest will re-open to public access on January 1, 2022 after the 2020 Labor Day fires heavily impacted the forest.These areas are north of Highway 22, and much of the area burned in...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual meeting on Jan. 5

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual meeting on Jan. 5

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The board’s business agenda includes:Guiding principles...

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost to meet virtually on Jan. 4, 2022

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost to meet virtually on Jan. 4, 2022

SALEM, Ore. – The Emergency Fire Cost Committee will meet virtually Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at 10 a.m. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public comment, please...

Colder temperatures prompt reminder to be fire safe when heating your home

Colder temperatures prompt reminder to be fire safe when heating your home

SALEM, Ore. – With the cold months of winter upon the state of Oregon, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal would like to remind people to be safe when it comes to keeping warm and heating their homes. In 2020, heating was the number...

Holiday Food Drive for Almeda Fire Victims

Holiday Food Drive for Almeda Fire Victims

Medford Fire,  Jackson County Fire District 3 and 5, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, along with Country Financial Trey Berkey Agency, John L Scott and Guild Mortgage have teamed up to serve dinner to those still affected by the Almeda...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Dec. 9

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Dec. 9

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Thursday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public comment at...

Board of Forestry welcomes a new member, this final addition brings the board up to full membership

Board of Forestry welcomes a new member, this final addition brings the board up to full membership

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry’s chairperson will welcome its final new member at the Jan. 5, 2022, board meeting.Liz Agpaoa is the final member to join the board. “I am thrilled to have a person with such deep experience in...

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets Dec. 3 via Zoom

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets Dec. 3 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore – The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee will meet virtually via Zoom at 2 p.m. Friday, December 3. Items on the committee’s agenda include:January Board of Forestry topic: Management focus of forestlandsForest Management...

Dec. 7: Public invited to update on Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan

Dec. 7: Public invited to update on Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan

SALEM, Ore. – Join the Oregon Department of Forestry for an update on developing the Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan virtually via Zoom at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 7.This meeting will provide...

Forestry Department issues call for proposals to support small forestland owners and Firewise USA communities

Forestry Department issues call for proposals to support small forestland owners and Firewise USA communities

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Forestry issued a call for projects today for $5 million in grants funded by Senate Bill 762. The Small Forestland Grant Program, authorized by Section 24 of Senate Bill 762, will award $5 million to...

Two North Coast logging firms earn Award of Merit for their harvest practices

Two North Coast logging firms earn Award of Merit for their harvest practices

ASTORIA, Ore. – Two North Coast logging firms have been honored for their logging practices with an Award of Merit from the Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee, an advisory body to the Oregon Board of Forestry. Owner...

Coos County logger earns Award of Merit for protecting fish stream during timber harvest on steep ground (Photo)

Coos County logger earns Award of Merit for protecting fish stream during timber harvest on steep ground (Photo)

COQUILLE, Ore. – Fred Blaylock, owner of Blaylock Logging based in Coquille, has earned an Award of Merit from the Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee. Blaylock and his crew successfully protected buffers along a...

Douglas County logging firm is named Operator of the Year for Southwest Oregon

Douglas County logging firm is named Operator of the Year for Southwest Oregon

SALEM, Ore. – Plikat Logging of Winston in Douglas County has been named Operator of the Year for Southwest Oregon. The Oregon Board of Forestry will honor owner Wally Plikat and his crew along with two other regional awardees at its...

Harney County logging firm is named Operator of the Year for Eastern Oregon (Photo)

Harney County logging firm is named Operator of the Year for Eastern Oregon (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – H Timber Contracting of Hines in Harney County has been named as Operator of the Year for Eastern Oregon. Owner Tony Hauth will be honored by the Oregon Board of Forestry along with other recipients at the Board’s Jan. 5...

Oregon's Operators of the Year named by regional forestry committees

Oregon's Operators of the Year named by regional forestry committees

SALEM, Ore. – Three logging firms representing southwest, northwest and eastern Oregon have been chosen as Operators of the Year for 2021. The Oregon Board of Forestry will honor the recipients virtually at its Jan. 5 meeting in Salem....

Forestry Department to open request for proposals under grant program authorized by SB 762

Forestry Department to open request for proposals under grant program authorized by SB 762

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Forestry will issue a request for proposals today for $20 million in grants funded by Senate Bill 762. The Landscape Resiliency Program, authorized by Section 18 of Senate Bill 762, will award $20...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Nov. 17

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Nov. 17

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public comment...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Nov. 17

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Nov. 17

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public comment...

Oregon Community Trees honors Kristin Ramstad with its President's Award for urban forestry achievements (Photo)

Oregon Community Trees honors Kristin Ramstad with its President's Award for urban forestry achievements (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – Salem resident Kristin Ramstad has been honored by Oregon Community Trees (OCT) for her many contributions to urban forestry in Oregon.Samantha Wolf is OCT president. She bestowed  the OCT President’s Award on Ramstad at...

Forestry department invites comment on Phase 2 of North Cascade District Annual Operations Plan

Forestry department invites comment on Phase 2 of North Cascade District Annual Operations Plan

SALEM, Ore. - Starting Monday, November 1 through Tuesday, November 30, the Oregon Department of Forestry is holding a 30-day public comment period to review the second phase of ODF’s North Cascade District’s Annual Operations Plan for...
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