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Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets April 29 via Zoom

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets April 29 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore – The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee will meet virtually via Zoom at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29. Items on the committee’s agenda include: Presenting the draft Environmental Impact Statement associated with the Public Draft...

ODF sends 11 more firefighters to Texas to fight wildfires as 21 return, others fight fires in New Mexico

ODF sends 11 more firefighters to Texas to fight wildfires as 21 return, others fight fires in New Mexico

SALEM, Ore. – This weekend the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will welcome back 21 of its firefighters who’ve been fighting wildfires across the state of Texas for the past two weeks. At the same time, the agency will send another...

Oregon's Rangeland Fire Protection Association Summit returns (Photo)

Oregon's Rangeland Fire Protection Association Summit returns (Photo)

BURNS, Ore. — After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 precautions, Oregon’s Rangeland Fire Protection Association Summit returned to Burns in early April for two days of information sharing, training, and lessons learned. Rangeland Fire...

Private forestland owners recognized for fish and wildlife stewardship (Photo)

Private forestland owners recognized for fish and wildlife stewardship (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Board of Forestry will recognize several forest landowners with the Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award for Forest Lands award during an online ceremony Friday,...

Lewis and Clark Timberlands is being recognized for fish and wildlife stewardship

Lewis and Clark Timberlands is being recognized for fish and wildlife stewardship

SALEM, Ore.— Lewis and Clark Timberlands, managed by Nuveen Natural Capital, is being recognized with the Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award for Forest Lands by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  and the Oregon Board of Forestry...

Manulife Investment Management is being recognized for enhancing fish passage on streams in their southern Oregon forestlands (Photo)

Manulife Investment Management is being recognized for enhancing fish passage on streams in their southern Oregon forestlands (Photo)

MEDFORD, Ore.— Manulife Investment Management (formerly Hancock Timber Resource Group) in Medford is being recognized with the Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award for Forest Lands by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the...

Board of Forestry to meet in Bend on April 27, host forestry tour on April 28

Board of Forestry to meet in Bend on April 27, host forestry tour on April 28

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 in Bend, with a forestry tour the following day. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel, and...

Public hearings scheduled for WUI, statewide wildfire risk map rules

Public hearings scheduled for WUI, statewide wildfire risk map rules

SALEM, Ore.—Public hearings are scheduled 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...

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost meets virtually on April 5

Committee for Emergency Fire Cost meets virtually on April 5

SALEM, Ore. – The Emergency Fire Cost Committee will meet virtually for a special meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets April 7

Committee for Family Forestlands meets April 7

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Thursday, April 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public...

State Forests Advisory Committee meets April 8 via Zoom

State Forests Advisory Committee meets April 8 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore. – The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet Friday, April 8 via Zoom starting at 9 a.m.  The committee will hear updates on the draft Western Oregon State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan and Forest Management Plan as...

State Forester invites Oregonians to celebrate Arbor Month during all of April (Photo)

State Forester invites Oregonians to celebrate Arbor Month during all of April (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s new State Forester Calvin Mukumoto thinks a single day or single week is not long enough time to recognize all the great things trees do for people. So he’s asking Oregonians to join him in celebrating all of...

Office of State Fire Marshal to kick off wildfire preparedness webinar series

Office of State Fire Marshal to kick off wildfire preparedness webinar series

SALEM, Ore. – The Office of State Fire Marshal is kicking off a series of webinars this Thursday, March 31st, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. These educational webinars are designed to provide Oregonians and local community partners with...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual informational session on April 6

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual informational session on April 6

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual informational session starting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel, and written comments will be...

Central Oregon Community College becomes Oregon's newest Tree Campus USA (Photo)

Central Oregon Community College becomes Oregon's newest Tree Campus USA (Photo)

BEND, Ore. — Central Oregon Community College in Bend has been designated by the national Arbor Day Foundation as Oregon’s newest Tree Campus USA. The college, which sits on just over 200 acres, joins seven other Oregon colleges and...

Cottage Grove is named Oregon Tree City of the Year for 2022

Cottage Grove is named Oregon Tree City of the Year for 2022

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Oregon’s Tree City of the Year for 2022 is Cottage Grove. This town of about 10,800 people in southern Lane County was selected for the honor by the board of the non-profit Oregon Community Trees and staff with the...

Forestry department opens public comment period for fiscal year 2023 state forest activities

Forestry department opens public comment period for fiscal year 2023 state forest activities

Salem, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Forestry is inviting public comment on annual operations plans for state-owned forests in fiscal year 2023. These plans lay out the on-the-ground activities expected to take place in the coming...

Oregon Department of Forestry's new forest pathologist works to improve health of Oregon's forests (Photo)

Oregon Department of Forestry's new forest pathologist works to improve health of Oregon's forests (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – It’s the little things that worry Gabriela Ritokova the most. Ritokova, a resident of Corvallis, is the Oregon Department of Forestry’s new forest pathologist. The focus of her scientific work is on the microscopic...

Oregon Department of Forestry awards $725,000 to support Oregon forest collaborative groups

Oregon Department of Forestry awards $725,000 to support Oregon forest collaborative groups

SALEM, Ore.— Earlier this year the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) awarded a total of $725,000 to eight forest collaboratives across the state to help them increase the pace, scale and quality of forest restoration work to create...

Oregon Community Trees helps fund Arbor Month tree celebrations in five Oregon cities

Oregon Community Trees helps fund Arbor Month tree celebrations in five Oregon cities

SALEM, Ore. – Celebrations of Oregon Arbor Month will be more colorful and engaging this year thanks to grants from the non-profit Oregon Community Trees organization. Five Tree City USA communities across Oregon are receiving grants...

Oregon Community Trees funds native trees to be planted in Rivergrove and watering bags and hoses

Oregon Community Trees funds native trees to be planted in Rivergrove and watering bags and hoses

RIVERGROVE, Ore. – Rivergrove is one of five Tree City USA communities across Oregon receiving a grant this spring to boost tree-related activities in April, which is Oregon Arbor Month. The $350 grant to Rivergrove will cover the cost...
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