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August 19, 2022
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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...

Fire season has ended on all lands in Oregon protected by Oregon Department of Forestry (Photo)

Fire season has ended on all lands in Oregon protected by Oregon Department of Forestry (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. - Fire season has now ended on all 16 million acres of Oregon forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The last three districts - Klamath-Lake, Northeast Oregon and the Walker Range Forest Patrol...

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.

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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

Campfire ban lifted on state-managed forests and state parks east of I-5, but local restrictions may still apply

Campfire ban lifted on state-managed forests and state parks east of I-5, but local restrictions may still apply

Salem, Ore — The Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Parks are lifting a blanket ban on campfires in state-managed forests and state parks east of Interstate 5, but restrictions on individual parks may still be in place due...

After 2020 Labor Day fires, grant of nearly $1 million will help replant Santiam State Forest

After 2020 Labor Day fires, grant of nearly $1 million will help replant Santiam State Forest

A grant of nearly $1 million from the non-profit American Forests will help the Oregon Department of Forestry plant more than 2 million seedlings on the Santiam State Forest as part of recovery efforts following 2020’s Labor Day...

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. – Most of the Santiam State Forest south of Highway 22 will re-open October 1, along with non-motorized access to the Stout Creek block north of the highway.This includes re-opening the Rock Creek area, which was not damaged...

As Board Mountain Fire Mop-up Continues, ODF Firefighters Catch New Start at Two Acres

As Board Mountain Fire Mop-up Continues, ODF Firefighters Catch New Start at Two Acres

Firefighters assigned to the Board Mountain Fire, located northwest of Trail off of Highway 227, were able to meet their goal of mopping up 50 feet into the perimeter on Thursday, and continued to fall hazardous trees 300 feet into the...

Despite Multiple Hazards, Board Mountain Fire Northwest of Trail 75% Lined Overnight

Despite Multiple Hazards, Board Mountain Fire Northwest of Trail 75% Lined Overnight

TRAIL, Ore. (September 1, 2021) – The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District has completed 75% of hand and bulldozer line around the Board Mountain Fire, first reported Tuesday night just after 7:30 p.m.

Fire Crews Continue to Make Steady Progress on Multiple Incidents Across the ODF Southwest Oregon District

Fire Crews Continue to Make Steady Progress on Multiple Incidents Across the ODF Southwest Oregon District

 Firefighters on the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District continued to make good progress overnight on a number of fires burning on the district.

New Fires Found as Firefighters Up Containment on Active Incidents While Assisting Neighboring Districts

New Fires Found as Firefighters Up Containment on Active Incidents While Assisting Neighboring Districts

Several new fires were detected Tuesday across the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District, including incidents outside the district in Douglas County that ODF is currently assisting on.

Firefighters continue progress in keeping fires small across ODF's SW Oregon District (Photo)

Firefighters continue progress in keeping fires small across ODF's SW Oregon District (Photo)

 JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. – Firefighters across the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District continued to hold fire lines yesterday and make progress fires across the district. To date, 59 fires have been...
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