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July 02, 2022
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Board of Forestry hosts hybrid public meeting on June 8

Board of Forestry hosts hybrid public meeting on June 8

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a hybrid meeting starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8. The public meeting will be held in the Tillamook Room, Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located...

Fire Season Restrictions go into effect June 1st within the City of Grants Pass and Josephine County (Photo)

Fire Season Restrictions go into effect June 1st within the City of Grants Pass and Josephine County (Photo)

Fire Season begins Wednesday, June 1st, at 12:01 a.m. The fire danger level will be “Low” (green). The adopted City Municipal Code 9.15 Regulated Closure Fire Restrictions will take effect at that time..Beginning Wednesday, the...

Fire Season Begins June 1, 2022 in Jackson and Josephine Counties

Fire Season Begins June 1, 2022 in Jackson and Josephine Counties

This Declaration Affects 1.8 Million Acres of Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District-Protected Lands

Fire Season on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Southwest Oregon District begins Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost to meet in-person with virtual option on June 7, 2022

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost to meet in-person with virtual option on June 7, 2022

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...

MEDIA ALERT: Oregon Department of Forestry Invites Media to Annual Aircraft Training

MEDIA ALERT: Oregon Department of Forestry Invites Media to Annual Aircraft Training

What: The Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Aviation Unit will be hosting a media day at their annual multi-mission aircraft training at the airport in Salem. Background: This is an opportunity to train the personnel who will help...

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, May 18th, 2022. The committee will continue reviewing Sections 603 and 604 of the International Wildland...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on May 16

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on May 16

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 16. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The board’s business agenda includes:Final orders on...

Wildfire Awareness Month: Prevent wildfire; Wait for the right time to burn debris

Wildfire Awareness Month: Prevent wildfire; Wait for the right time to burn debris

SALEM, OR – The Oregon Department of Forestry and other fire prevention experts urge the public to exercise caution when disposing of yard debris this spring. The drought conditions this year put Oregon at a higher risk of wildfire. May...

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets May 13 via Zoom

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets May 13 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore – The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee will meet virtually Friday, May 13 at 2 p.m. Items on the committee’s agenda include: Formulating testimony for the June 8 Board of Forestry meetingThis meeting is open to the...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets May 12

Committee for Family Forestlands meets May 12

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Thursday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on May 10

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on May 10

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The board’s business agenda includes:Presentation on...

Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board Schedules meeting discuss Oregon Fire Code Chapters

Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board Schedules meeting discuss Oregon Fire Code Chapters

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board (OFCAB) will hold a regular scheduled virtual meeting starting at 2:30 pm on Thursday, May 5th, 2022. Please visit Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board and see the virtual meeting links for...

Oregonians urged to create defensible space to be better prepared for wildfire

Oregonians urged to create defensible space to be better prepared for wildfire

SALEM, Ore. – With much of Oregon seeing another year of continued drought and the wildfire outlook for this summer very concerning, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal would like to remind Oregonians of the importance of defensible...

Amid deepening drought, Wildfire Awareness Month campaign urges need for extreme caution this summer

Amid deepening drought, Wildfire Awareness Month campaign urges need for extreme caution this summer

SALEM, Ore. – May is Wildfire Awareness Month. Keep Oregon Green, in partnership with federal, state and local fire organizations, is reminding Oregonians that May is a crucial time for communities to create defensible space around...

Public comment period for WUI, statewide wildfire risk map rules extended, additional information session scheduled

Public comment period for WUI, statewide wildfire risk map rules extended, additional information session scheduled

SALEM, Ore.—Public hearings were held April 19–21 to gather feedback on a rules package establishing the identification criteria for the wildland-urban interface and development of a statewide wildfire risk map, as required by Senate...

Southern Oregon featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

Southern Oregon featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has released four new videos including one made in southern Oregon as part of its Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program. The series is called “Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s...

Lane County featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

Lane County featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has released four new videos including one made in Lane County as part of its Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program. The series is called “Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s Federal...

Central Oregon featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

Central Oregon featured in a new Oregon Department of Forestry video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has released four new videos including one filmed in central Oregon as part of its Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program. The series is called “Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s...

Oregon Department of Forestry releases video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

Oregon Department of Forestry releases video series on restoring federal forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has released four new videos as part of its Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program. The series is called “Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s Federal Forests.” These videos show how...

Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee to meet

Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee to meet

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee will hold a virtual meeting starting at 8:30 am on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022. The committee will begin the process of reviewing Sections 603 and 604 of the International...

More areas north of Highway 22 re-open in Santiam State Forest after 2020 Labor Day fires

More areas north of Highway 22 re-open in Santiam State Forest after 2020 Labor Day fires

Salem, Ore. – About 925 additional acres of the Santiam State Forest will re-open to public access after the 2020 Labor Day fires heavily impacted the forest.These areas are within the Packsaddle block north of Highway 22, and much of...
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