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July 02, 2022
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Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets July 8 via Zoom

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets July 8 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore. – The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee will meet virtually Friday, July 8 at 2 p.m. Items on the committee’s agenda include:Formulating testimony for the July 20 Board of Forestry meetingThis meeting is open to the...

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

SALEM, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State University launched Oregon's Wildfire Risk Map. Some homes and properties identified within the map may be subject to future defensible space regulations the Oregon...

Media Advisory: Forestry Department to host media availability on wildland-urban interface and wildfire risk map

Media Advisory: Forestry Department to host media availability on wildland-urban interface and wildfire risk map

SALEM, Ore.—Press conference scheduled at 3:30 p.m., July 5.The Oregon Department of Forestry will hold a press availability on July 5 at 3:30 p.m. to share details and answer questions about the recently released wildland-urban...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets July 7

Committee for Family Forestlands meets July 7

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Thursday, July 7 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...

Due to High Temperatures and Dry Fuels, Fire Danger Level Increasing to Moderate on Friday (Photo)

Due to High Temperatures and Dry Fuels, Fire Danger Level Increasing to Moderate on Friday (Photo)

Hot weather across southwest Oregon has dried vegetation in the region’s wildlands to the degree that the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District will increase the fire danger level to Moderate (blue) on Friday, July...

Fire Danger Levels

Fire Danger Levels

Southwest Oregon District

Fire Danger Level Increasing to Moderate on Friday, July 1, 2022  in Southwest Oregon

Wildland-urban interface and statewide wildfire risk map available June 30

Wildland-urban interface and statewide wildfire risk map available June 30

SALEM, Ore.—The wildland-urban interface (WUI) and statewide wildfire risk map will be available through the Oregon Explorer online tool June 30, as required by Senate Bill 762 (2021). The map is a tool to help inform decision making...

Water District in Clatsop County secures property to establish a community forest at Arch Cape (Photo)

Water District in Clatsop County secures property to establish a community forest at Arch Cape (Photo)

ARCH CAPE, Ore. —The Arch Cape Domestic Water Supply District realized the vision of connecting the community to its drinking-water source with the purchase of roughly 1,500 acres of forestland. The purchase, finalized in June 2022, was...

Santiam Horse Camp re-opens for first time since 2020 fires; reservations open now

Santiam Horse Camp re-opens for first time since 2020 fires; reservations open now

Santiam Horse Camp in the Santiam State Forest re-opens to campers starting Friday, July 1, with opportunities to book reservations opening today.Santiam Horse Camp was damaged in the 2020 Labor Day fires, and was closed for the 2021...

Oregon Department of Forestry Invites Media to Fire Boss Training

Oregon Department of Forestry Invites Media to Fire Boss Training

What: On June 28, the Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Aviation Unit and Northwest Oregon Area will be hosting a media day at their annual Fire Boss amphibious single-engine airtanker training. This training gives our...

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal asks Oregonians to keep fireworks use legal and safe (Photo)

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal asks Oregonians to keep fireworks use legal and safe (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – “Keep it legal, keep it safe” is the message from the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The 2022 fireworks retail sales season begins June 23rd and runs through July 6th in Oregon. The OSFM would like everyone to...

New committee established to improve wildfire detection technology

New committee established to improve wildfire detection technology

Salem, Ore.—Oregon is experiencing increasingly extreme fire seasons with devastating impacts. Keeping fires small is critical to protecting Oregonians, their communities and the state’s natural resources from wildfire and mitigating...

Eugene forester takes on new role as head of Oregon Department of Forestry's urban forestry program (Photo)

Eugene forester takes on new role as head of Oregon Department of Forestry's urban forestry program (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – Scott Altenhoff from Eugene is the new manager for the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program. Altenhoff takes over the statewide role from Kristin Ramstad, who is retiring after...

Rogue Girls Fire Camp Hosts 3rd Annual Camp

Rogue Girls Fire Camp Hosts 3rd Annual Camp

Fourteen young women, ages 16-20, will get a chance to experience and learn about a career in fire service this weekend as they participate in the third annual Rogue Girls Fire Camp (RGFC). This year’s camp takes place June 17, 18 &...

State Forests Advisory Committee meets June 24 in Salem, virtually via Zoom

State Forests Advisory Committee meets June 24 in Salem, virtually via Zoom

SALEM, Ore. – The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 24 at ODF headquarters in Salem with a virtual option via Zoom. The committee will hear updates on the agency’s response to public comment on draft...

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Let's talk defensible space!

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Let's talk defensible space!

SALEM, Ore. – To better prepare Oregonians for the growing threat of wildfire, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is hosting several media availabilities around the state to talk about defensible space; where to start, what to do,...

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Let's talk defensible space!

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Let's talk defensible space!

SALEM, Ore. – To better prepare Oregonians for the growing threat of wildfire, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is hosting several media availabilities around the state to talk about defensible space; where to start, what to do,...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets June 9

Committee for Family Forestlands meets June 9

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Thursday, June 9 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...

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee Meeting

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee Meeting

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee will hold a virtual meeting starting at 8:30 am on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022. The committee will continue reviewing Sections 603 and 604 of the International Wildland...

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost to meet in-person with virtual option on June 7

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost to meet in-person with virtual option on June 7

SALEM, Ore. – The Emergency Fire Cost Committee will meet in-person at the ODF Headquarters in Salem on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. A virtual option will be available. Please use the Zoom video conference information found on...
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