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Tillamook State Forest delivers $30.1 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

Tillamook State Forest delivers $30.1 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

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 $30.1 million in revenue to Tillamook,...

Santiam State Forest delivers $11.3 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

Santiam State Forest delivers $11.3 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

SALEM, 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 $11.3 million in revenue...

West Oregon state forests deliver $2.38 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

West Oregon state forests deliver $2.38 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

PHILOMATH, 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 $2.38 million in...

Clatsop State Forest delivers $22.9 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

Clatsop State Forest delivers $22.9 million for county, local services along with environmental, social benefits

ASTORIA, 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 $22.9 million in revenue...

Reedsport regains status as a Tree City USA

Reedsport regains status as a Tree City USA

REEDSPORT, Ore. – The coastal community of Reedsport in Douglas County has regained its status as a Tree City USA, a program of the National Arbor Day Foundation. Tree City USA communities show higher levels of tree care and community...

Forestry Department seeks public comment on selection of landscapes for grant program

Forestry Department seeks public comment on selection of landscapes for grant program

SALEM, Ore.—Senate Bill 762 established a $20 million grant program within the Oregon Department of Forestry to restore landscape resiliency by reducing hazardous fuels on forestland and rangeland.  “Ensuring these...

Meeting for wildland-urban interface risk map rules advisory committee changed to next week

Meeting for wildland-urban interface risk map rules advisory committee changed to next week

SALEM, Ore.—The January 27 meeting of the wildland-urban interface rules advisory committee has been rescheduled for February 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.The rules advisory committee on the wildland-urban interface boundary criteria and...

Department of Forestry staff displaced by Labor Day 2020 wildfire move to temporary new office in Stayton (Photo)

Department of Forestry staff displaced by Labor Day 2020 wildfire move to temporary new office in Stayton (Photo)

STAYTON, Ore. — Oregon Department of Forestry staff whose Santiam Unit office in Lyons burned down in the wildfires of Labor Day 2020 are now in a new leased office in Stayton. Since the wildfire 16 months ago, staff had been working...

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 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...

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...

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...

Controlled burns to reduce forest fuels and lower risk of high-intensity wildfires are now underway (Photo)

Controlled burns to reduce forest fuels and lower risk of high-intensity wildfires are now underway (Photo)

(SALEM, Ore.) — Oregonians in forested areas may see smoke from a number of controlled burns – known as prescribed burns – this fall and winter. Forest landowners use prescribed fire to eliminate woody fuels that build up on their land...
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