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Central Oregon Community College becomes Oregon's newest Tree Campus USA (Photo)

Central Oregon Community College becomes Oregon's newest Tree Campus USA (Photo)

BEND, Ore. — Central Oregon Community College in Bend has been designated by the national Arbor Day Foundation as Oregon’s newest Tree Campus USA. The college, which sits on just over 200 acres, joins seven other Oregon colleges and...

Cottage Grove is named Oregon Tree City of the Year for 2022

Cottage Grove is named Oregon Tree City of the Year for 2022

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Oregon’s Tree City of the Year for 2022 is Cottage Grove. This town of about 10,800 people in southern Lane County was selected for the honor by the board of the non-profit Oregon Community Trees and staff with the...

Forestry department opens public comment period for fiscal year 2023 state forest activities

Forestry department opens public comment period for fiscal year 2023 state forest activities

Salem, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Forestry is inviting public comment on annual operations plans for state-owned forests in fiscal year 2023. These plans lay out the on-the-ground activities expected to take place in the coming...

Oregon Department of Forestry's new forest pathologist works to improve health of Oregon's forests (Photo)

Oregon Department of Forestry's new forest pathologist works to improve health of Oregon's forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – It’s the little things that worry Gabriela Ritokova the most. Ritokova, a resident of Corvallis, is the Oregon Department of Forestry’s new forest pathologist. The focus of her scientific work is on the microscopic...

Oregon Department of Forestry awards $725,000 to support Oregon forest collaborative groups

Oregon Department of Forestry awards $725,000 to support Oregon forest collaborative groups

SALEM, Ore.— Earlier this year the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) awarded a total of $725,000 to eight forest collaboratives across the state to help them increase the pace, scale and quality of forest restoration work to create...

Oregon Community Trees helps fund Arbor Month tree celebrations in five Oregon cities

Oregon Community Trees helps fund Arbor Month tree celebrations in five Oregon cities

SALEM, Ore. – Celebrations of Oregon Arbor Month will be more colorful and engaging this year thanks to grants from the non-profit Oregon Community Trees organization. Five Tree City USA communities across Oregon are receiving grants...

Oregon Community Trees funds native trees to be planted in Rivergrove and watering bags and hoses

Oregon Community Trees funds native trees to be planted in Rivergrove and watering bags and hoses

RIVERGROVE, Ore. – Rivergrove is one of five Tree City USA communities across Oregon receiving a grant this spring to boost tree-related activities in April, which is Oregon Arbor Month. The $350 grant to Rivergrove will cover the cost...

Oregon Community Trees helps fund tree mural project in Bandon to celebrate Oregon Arbor Month

Oregon Community Trees helps fund tree mural project in Bandon to celebrate Oregon Arbor Month

BANDON, Ore. – Celebrations of Oregon Arbor Month will be more colorful and engaging this year in Bandon thanks to a $500 grant from the non-profit Oregon Community Trees organization. Bandon is one of five Tree City USA communities...

Forestry department to hold informational meeting, sets comment period for fiscal year 2023 state forest activities

Forestry department to hold informational meeting, sets comment period for fiscal year 2023 state forest activities

SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Forestry is hosting a public informational meeting Friday, March 18, on annual operations plans for state-owned forests in fiscal year 2023. These plans lay out on-the-ground activities expected...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets March 8

Committee for Family Forestlands meets March 8

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Tuesday, March 8 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...

Oregon Department of Forestry works to save Oregon ash genes before arrival of destructive pest (Photo)

Oregon Department of Forestry works to save Oregon ash genes before arrival of destructive pest (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – Working with the help of a federal grant from the USDA Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has been gathering seed of Oregon ash from throughout the state. The goal is to preserve its gene pool before a...

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost to meet virtually on March 8

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost to meet virtually on March 8

SALEM, Ore. – The Emergency Fire Cost Committee will meet virtually Tuesday, March 8, 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...

State funding continues to accelerate forest restoration efforts on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

State funding continues to accelerate forest restoration efforts on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has awarded $830,000 to the Wild Rivers Coast Forest Collaborative in partnership with Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development, Curry Watersheds Partnership and the...

Forestry Department awards $20 million for landscape-scale resiliency projects

Forestry Department awards $20 million for landscape-scale resiliency projects

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Forestry has issued $20 million in grants authorized by Senate Bill 762. Awards are to landscape-scale projects for reducing hazardous fuels on forestland and rangeland across ownership...

Public hearings scheduled for rule clarifying use of cross-boundary prescribed burns

Public hearings scheduled for rule clarifying use of cross-boundary prescribed burns

SALEM, Ore.—Public hearings are scheduled February 22–24 to gather feedback on the proposed amendment to Oregon Administrative Rule 629-043-0026, which addresses cross-boundary prescribed burns. The proposed amendment, required under...

Forestry Department announces $5 million in grant awards for small forestland owners to reduce risk of wildfire

Forestry Department announces $5 million in grant awards for small forestland owners to reduce risk of wildfire

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Forestry has issued $5 million in grants authorized by Senate Bill 762. Awards are to owners of small forestlands for reducing the risk of high-severity wildfire through the reduction of hazardous...

Portland marks 45 years as a Tree City USA and earns its 25th Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation

Portland marks 45 years as a Tree City USA and earns its 25th Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland is marking a major milestone – 45 years participating in the national Tree City USA program of the Arbor Day Foundation. The occasion comes as the City gets set to receive its 25th Growth Award from the...

McMinnville marks 25 years as a Tree City USA

McMinnville marks 25 years as a Tree City USA

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – McMinnville is marking a major milestone – 25 years as a Tree City USA. The Arbor Day Foundation created the Tree City USA program in 1976 to encourage greener, healthier communities.  To qualify as a Tree City USA,...

Sweet Home, Lebanon mark milestones as Tree City USA communities

Sweet Home, Lebanon mark milestones as Tree City USA communities

SWEET HOME, Ore. – Sweet Home and Lebanon are marking major milestones with the national Tree City USA program of the Arbor Day Foundation. Sweet Home is celebrating its 35th year achieving Tree City USA status and Lebanon has reached...

Monmouth and Independence mark milestones as Tree City USA communities

Monmouth and Independence mark milestones as Tree City USA communities

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Monmouth and Independence are marking milestones in their long participation in the Tree City USA program of the national Arbor Day Foundation. Monmouth has been in the program 20 years, and Independence for 15 years....

Gilchrist, Sun Pass state forests deliver $1.09 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

Gilchrist, Sun Pass state forests deliver $1.09 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry released a report to state forest trust land counties highlighting economic, environmental and social accomplishments in fiscal year 2021, including distributing nearly...
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