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November 29, 2021
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Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets Dec. 3 via Zoom

Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee meets Dec. 3 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore – The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee will meet virtually via Zoom at 2 p.m. Friday, December 3. Items on the committee’s agenda include:January Board of Forestry topic: Management focus of forestlandsForest Management...

Dec. 7: Public invited to update on Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan

Dec. 7: Public invited to update on Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan

SALEM, Ore. – Join the Oregon Department of Forestry for an update on developing the Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan virtually via Zoom at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 7.This meeting will provide...

Forestry Department issues call for proposals to support small forestland owners and Firewise USA communities

Forestry Department issues call for proposals to support small forestland owners and Firewise USA communities

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Forestry issued a call for projects today for $5 million in grants funded by Senate Bill 762. The Small Forestland Grant Program, authorized by Section 24 of Senate Bill 762, will award $5 million to...

Two North Coast logging firms earn Award of Merit for their harvest practices

Two North Coast logging firms earn Award of Merit for their harvest practices

ASTORIA, Ore. – Two North Coast logging firms have been honored for their logging practices with an Award of Merit from the Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee, an advisory body to the Oregon Board of Forestry. Owner...

Coos County logger earns Award of Merit for protecting fish stream during timber harvest on steep ground (Photo)

Coos County logger earns Award of Merit for protecting fish stream during timber harvest on steep ground (Photo)

COQUILLE, Ore. – Fred Blaylock, owner of Blaylock Logging based in Coquille, has earned an Award of Merit from the Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee. Blaylock and his crew successfully protected buffers along a...

Douglas County logging firm is named Operator of the Year for Southwest Oregon

Douglas County logging firm is named Operator of the Year for Southwest Oregon

SALEM, Ore. – Plikat Logging of Winston in Douglas County has been named Operator of the Year for Southwest Oregon. The Oregon Board of Forestry will honor owner Wally Plikat and his crew along with two other regional awardees at its...

Harney County logging firm is named Operator of the Year for Eastern Oregon (Photo)

Harney County logging firm is named Operator of the Year for Eastern Oregon (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – H Timber Contracting of Hines in Harney County has been named as Operator of the Year for Eastern Oregon. Owner Tony Hauth will be honored by the Oregon Board of Forestry along with other recipients at the Board’s Jan. 5...

Oregon's Operators of the Year named by regional forestry committees

Oregon's Operators of the Year named by regional forestry committees

SALEM, Ore. – Three logging firms representing southwest, northwest and eastern Oregon have been chosen as Operators of the Year for 2021. The Oregon Board of Forestry will honor the recipients virtually at its Jan. 5 meeting in Salem....

Forestry Department to open request for proposals under grant program authorized by SB 762

Forestry Department to open request for proposals under grant program authorized by SB 762

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Forestry will issue a request for proposals today for $20 million in grants funded by Senate Bill 762. The Landscape Resiliency Program, authorized by Section 18 of Senate Bill 762, will award $20...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Nov. 17

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Nov. 17

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Wednesday, Nov. 17 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...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Nov. 17

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Nov. 17

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Wednesday, Nov. 17 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...

Oregon Community Trees honors Kristin Ramstad with its President's Award for urban forestry achievements (Photo)

Oregon Community Trees honors Kristin Ramstad with its President's Award for urban forestry achievements (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – Salem resident Kristin Ramstad has been honored by Oregon Community Trees (OCT) for her many contributions to urban forestry in Oregon.Samantha Wolf is OCT president. She bestowed  the OCT President’s Award on Ramstad at...

Forestry department invites comment on Phase 2 of North Cascade District Annual Operations Plan

Forestry department invites comment on Phase 2 of North Cascade District Annual Operations Plan

SALEM, Ore. - Starting Monday, November 1 through Tuesday, November 30, the Oregon Department of Forestry is holding a 30-day public comment period to review the second phase of ODF’s North Cascade District’s Annual Operations Plan for...

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...

State Forests Advisory Committee meets October 29 via Zoom

State Forests Advisory Committee meets October 29 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will meet Friday, October 29 via Zoom to hear updates on the Santiam State Forest post-fire restoration strategy, accomplishments in fiscal year 2021, and...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual meeting on Nov. 3

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual meeting on Nov. 3

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual meeting starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The board’s business agenda includes:Urban and...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 29 - Amended agenda

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 29 - Amended agenda

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual special meeting starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The amended agenda includes hearing from the...

The Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee meets Oct. 28

The Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee meets Oct. 28

SALEM, Ore. – The Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet virtually Thursday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To...

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...

The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee meets Oct. 21

The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee meets Oct. 21

SALEM, Ore. – The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet virtually Thursday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 29

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 29

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual special meeting starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The agenda includes hearing from the public on...
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