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Committee for Family Forestlands meets May 12

Committee for Family Forestlands meets May 12

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Thursday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on May 10

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on May 10

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The board’s business agenda includes:Presentation on...

Amid deepening drought, Wildfire Awareness Month campaign urges need for extreme caution this summer

Amid deepening drought, Wildfire Awareness Month campaign urges need for extreme caution this summer

SALEM, Ore. – May is Wildfire Awareness Month. Keep Oregon Green, in partnership with federal, state and local fire organizations, is reminding Oregonians that May is a crucial time for communities to create defensible space around...

Public comment period for WUI, statewide wildfire risk map rules extended, additional information session scheduled

Public comment period for WUI, statewide wildfire risk map rules extended, additional information session scheduled

SALEM, Ore.—Public hearings were held April 19–21 to gather feedback on a rules package establishing the identification criteria for the wildland-urban interface and development of a statewide wildfire risk map, as required by Senate...

Southern Oregon featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

Southern Oregon featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has released four new videos including one made in southern Oregon as part of its Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program. The series is called “Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s...

Lane County featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

Lane County featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has released four new videos including one made in Lane County as part of its Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program. The series is called “Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s Federal...

Central Oregon featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

Central Oregon featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has released four new videos including one filmed in central Oregon as part of its Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program. The series is called “Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s...

Oregon Department of Forestry releases video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

Oregon Department of Forestry releases video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has released four new videos as part of its Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program. The series is called “Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s Federal Forests.” These videos show how...

More areas north of Highway 22 re-open in Santiam State Forest after 2020 Labor Day fires

More areas north of Highway 22 re-open in Santiam State Forest after 2020 Labor Day fires

Salem, Ore. – About 925 additional acres of the Santiam State Forest will re-open to public access after the 2020 Labor Day fires heavily impacted the forest.These areas are within the Packsaddle block north of Highway 22, and much of...

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets April 29 via Zoom

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets April 29 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore – The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee will meet virtually via Zoom at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29. Items on the committee’s agenda include: Presenting the draft Environmental Impact Statement associated with the Public Draft...

ODF sends 11 more firefighters to Texas to fight wildfires as 21 return, others fight fires in New Mexico

ODF sends 11 more firefighters to Texas to fight wildfires as 21 return, others fight fires in New Mexico

SALEM, Ore. – This weekend the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will welcome back 21 of its firefighters who’ve been fighting wildfires across the state of Texas for the past two weeks. At the same time, the agency will send another...

Oregon's Rangeland Fire Protection Association Summit returns (Photo)

Oregon's Rangeland Fire Protection Association Summit returns (Photo)

BURNS, Ore. — After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 precautions, Oregon’s Rangeland Fire Protection Association Summit returned to Burns in early April for two days of information sharing, training, and lessons learned. Rangeland Fire...

Private forestland owners recognized for fish and wildlife stewardship (Photo)

Private forestland owners recognized for fish and wildlife stewardship (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Board of Forestry will recognize several forest landowners with the Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award for Forest Lands award during an online ceremony Friday,...

Lewis and Clark Timberlands is being recognized for fish and wildlife stewardship

Lewis and Clark Timberlands is being recognized for fish and wildlife stewardship

SALEM, Ore.— Lewis and Clark Timberlands, managed by Nuveen Natural Capital, is being recognized with the Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award for Forest Lands by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  and the Oregon Board of Forestry...

Manulife Investment Management is being recognized for enhancing fish passage on streams in their southern Oregon forestlands (Photo)

Manulife Investment Management is being recognized for enhancing fish passage on streams in their southern Oregon forestlands (Photo)

MEDFORD, Ore.— Manulife Investment Management (formerly Hancock Timber Resource Group) in Medford is being recognized with the Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award for Forest Lands by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the...

Board of Forestry to meet in Bend on April 27, host forestry tour on April 28

Board of Forestry to meet in Bend on April 27, host forestry tour on April 28

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 in Bend, with a forestry tour the following day. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel, and...

Public hearings scheduled for WUI, statewide wildfire risk map rules

Public hearings scheduled for WUI, statewide wildfire risk map rules

SALEM, Ore.—Public hearings are scheduled April 19–21 to gather feedback on a rules package establishing the identification criteria for the wildland-urban interface and development of a statewide wildfire risk map, as required by...

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost meets virtually on April 5

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost meets virtually on April 5

SALEM, Ore. – The Emergency Fire Cost Committee will meet virtually for a special meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets April 7

Committee for Family Forestlands meets April 7

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Thursday, April 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public...

State Forests Advisory Committee meets April 8 via Zoom

State Forests Advisory Committee meets April 8 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore. – The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet Friday, April 8 via Zoom starting at 9 a.m.  The committee will hear updates on the draft Western Oregon State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan and Forest Management Plan as...

State Forester invites Oregonians to celebrate Arbor Month during all of April (Photo)

State Forester invites Oregonians to celebrate Arbor Month during all of April (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s new State Forester Calvin Mukumoto thinks a single day or single week is not long enough time to recognize all the great things trees do for people. So he’s asking Oregonians to join him in celebrating all of...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual informational session on April 6

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual informational session on April 6

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual informational session starting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel, and written comments will be...
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