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August 11, 2022
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OSFM to pre-position resources in Deschutes, Klamath counties this week

OSFM to pre-position resources in Deschutes, Klamath counties this week

SALEM, Ore. – Recent lightning and the elevated threat of wildfire in Central and Southern Oregon have prompted the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal to pre-position two structural task forces of firefighters and equipment in...

OSFM hosting a series of town hall meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

OSFM hosting a series of town hall meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting a series of town hall meetings about the 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code, its development, timelines, and upcoming opportunities for community input. The OSFM is...

Public hearings scheduled for Certified Burn Manager program rules

Public hearings scheduled for Certified Burn Manager program rules

SALEM, Ore.—Public hearings are scheduled August 23–25 to gather feedback on an administrative rules package establishing the Certified Burn Manager program authorized by Oregon Revised Statue 526.360 and reemphasized under Senate Bill...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Aug. 10

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Aug. 10

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Wednesday, Aug. 10 from noon to 4:30 p.m. The public meeting will be a hybrid meeting held in the Tillamook Room, Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry...

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets Aug. 12 in Salem with virtual option via Zoom

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets Aug. 12 in Salem with virtual option via Zoom

SALEM, Ore. — The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets Friday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. at ODF headquarters in Salem, with a virtual participation & viewing option via Zoom.The public meeting will be held in the Tillamook Room, Building...

OSFM Set to Host a Townhall Meeting on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

OSFM Set to Host a Townhall Meeting on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting a series of townhall meetings to talk about the 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code, its development, timelines, and upcoming opportunities for community input.The...

State Forester announces next steps for statewide wildfire risk map

State Forester announces next steps for statewide wildfire risk map

SALEM, Ore.— Cal Mukumoto, Oregon State Forester and Director of the Oregon Department of Forestry, issued the following statement today:Oregon’s wildfire environment has changed significantly in the past decade. Climate change is...

Soapstone Lake Road and Trailhead temporary closure starting August 8

Soapstone Lake Road and Trailhead temporary closure starting August 8

The Oregon Department of Forestry will be closing the Soapstone Lake Road and Trailhead off Highway 53 in the Southwest portion of Clatsop State Forest beginning August 8, 2022 for approximately three weeks. Soapstone Lake Road will be...

Emergency Conflagration declared for Miller Road/Dodge fire in Wasco County

Emergency Conflagration declared for Miller Road/Dodge fire in Wasco County

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon Governor Kate Brown today invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act at 4:50 pm in response to the Miller Road/Dodge Fire in Wasco County. The fire sparked Tuesday afternoon and is burning in grass, brush, and juniper....

Northwest, Southwest, and Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committees will hold joint meeting Aug. 10

Northwest, Southwest, and Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committees will hold joint meeting Aug. 10

SALEM, Ore. – The Northwest, Southwest, and Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committees will hold a joint meeting starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The public meeting will be a hybrid meeting held in the Tillamook Room,...

Fire Danger Level to rise to EXTREME (Red) in the City of Grants Pass Tuesday August 2nd at 12:01 a.m. (Photo)

Fire Danger Level to rise to EXTREME (Red) in the City of Grants Pass Tuesday August 2nd at 12:01 a.m. (Photo)

Triple-digit temperatures recently have increased the wildfire danger in and around the City of Grants Pass. At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd, the official fire danger level will climb to Extreme (Red) within the City of Grants Pass...

Fire Danger Levels

Fire Danger Levels

Southwest Oregon District

Fire Danger Level Increasing to Extreme on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Southwest Oregon District

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Klamath County pre-positioned resources

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Klamath County pre-positioned resources

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting a media availability with Klamath County fire agencies and the Lane County taskforce that is pre-positioned in Klamath County due to the increasing threat of...

OSFM to pre-position firefighting resources in Klamath County ahead of elevated fire risk

OSFM to pre-position firefighting resources in Klamath County ahead of elevated fire risk

SALEM, Ore. – The combination of hot weather and lightning in the forecast in Southern Oregon has prompted the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) to pre-position a structural taskforce of firefighters and equipment in Klamath...

Forestry department changing schedule for community information sessions about the statewide wildfire risk map

Forestry department changing schedule for community information sessions about the statewide wildfire risk map

SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is canceling the July 26 community information session scheduled in Grants Pass due to safety concerns. A combined southwest Oregon virtual information session will be held July 27....

OSFM Set to Host Townhall Meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

OSFM Set to Host Townhall Meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is announcing a series of town hall meetings to talk about the 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code, its development, timelines, and upcoming opportunities for community input.The OSFM has...

Forestry department changing schedule for community information sessions about the statewide wildfire risk map

Forestry department changing schedule for community information sessions about the statewide wildfire risk map

SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is canceling the July 26 community information session scheduled in Grants Pass. The July 27 information session scheduled in Medford will now be a virtual meeting only. Anyone may...
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