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January 18, 2022
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Campfire ban lifted on state-managed forests and state parks east of I-5, but local restrictions may still apply

Campfire ban lifted on state-managed forests and state parks east of I-5, but local restrictions may still apply

Salem, Ore — The Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Parks are lifting a blanket ban on campfires in state-managed forests and state parks east of Interstate 5, but restrictions on individual parks may still be in place due...

After 2020 Labor Day fires, grant of nearly $1 million will help replant Santiam State Forest

After 2020 Labor Day fires, grant of nearly $1 million will help replant Santiam State Forest

A grant of nearly $1 million from the non-profit American Forests will help the Oregon Department of Forestry plant more than 2 million seedlings on the Santiam State Forest as part of recovery efforts following 2020’s Labor Day...

More areas re-open in Santiam State Forest after 2020 Labor Day fires

More areas re-open in Santiam State Forest after 2020 Labor Day fires

Salem, Ore. – Most of the Santiam State Forest south of Highway 22 will re-open October 1, along with non-motorized access to the Stout Creek block north of the highway.This includes re-opening the Rock Creek area, which was not damaged...

Updated schedule for rules advisory committees starting September 30

Updated schedule for rules advisory committees starting September 30

SALEM, Ore.—The meeting schedules for two of the rules advisory committees convened by the Oregon Department of Forestry will change starting September 30. The rules advisory committees on the wildland-urban interface boundary criteria...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual planning retreat on Oct. 6 and 7

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual planning retreat on Oct. 6 and 7

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet virtually on Oct. 6 and 7 for a planning retreat. The retreat offers the board and department leadership the opportunity to connect and explore policy issues in an informal setting....

Reminder: Public hearings this week on rule defining Wildland-urban interface

Reminder: Public hearings this week on rule defining Wildland-urban interface

SALEM, Ore.—Public hearings are scheduled this week to gather feedback on the proposed administrative rule defining the “wildland-urban interface” (WUI) in Oregon. This proposed rule sets the definition of the WUI and provides the...

Rules advisory committee on Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) boundary criteria schedules meeting series starting September 7 via Zoom

Rules advisory committee on Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) boundary criteria schedules meeting series starting September 7 via Zoom

SALEM, Ore.—A series of meetings of a Rules Advisory Committee on the Wildland-Urban Interface boundary criteria have been scheduled. This series is a continuation of the four-meeting series of the advisory committee that recommended...

Wildland-urban interface definition process underway

Wildland-urban interface definition process underway

SALEM, Ore.—The process for defining the “wildland-urban interface” in Oregon continues to move forward following Board of Forestry approval of the proposed administrative rule during a special meeting on August 24. The board also...

Fire activity increases on Skyline Ridge Complex, ODF Type 1 IMT assumes command today (Photo)

Fire activity increases on Skyline Ridge Complex, ODF Type 1 IMT assumes command today (Photo)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Fire activity increased on several incidents within the Skyline Ridge Complex Monday evening, which resulted in active fire behavior well into the night. As of Tuesday morning, the combined size of the fires...

Firefighters continue progress in keeping fires small across ODF's SW Oregon District (Photo)

Firefighters continue progress in keeping fires small across ODF's SW Oregon District (Photo)

 JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. – Firefighters across the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District continued to hold fire lines yesterday and make progress fires across the district. To date, 59 fires have been...

About 50 fires from Sunday's thunderstorms are reported in ODF's SW Oregon District (Photo)

About 50 fires from Sunday's thunderstorms are reported in ODF's SW Oregon District (Photo)

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (August 2, 2021) – An estimated 50 fires have been reported following thunderstorms that passed though the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District on Sunday afternoon....

ODF to host virtual info session on wildfire rulemaking

ODF to host virtual info session on wildfire rulemaking

Department will discuss upcoming rulemaking work on wildland-urban interface definition and statewide fire risk mapping Salem, Ore - The Oregon Department of Forestry is hosting an information session on plans for upcoming Board of...

New report shows results of state, federal and local partners teaming up to restore Oregon forests and reduce fire risk (Photo)

New report shows results of state, federal and local partners teaming up to restore Oregon forests and reduce fire risk (Photo)

SALEM, Ore.— According to a newly published monitoring report, the Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Federal Forest Restoration Program is reducing fire risk and providing jobs in the woods for local communities. The...

Extreme heat can also damage trees

Extreme heat can also damage trees

SALEM, Ore. – What Oregonians may not have noticed while huddling inside during this week's extreme heat was the damage those triple-digit temperatures may have been having on their trees. Some of that damage, such as wilting and...

Tests show the sudden oak death strain found near Port Orford has not been seen before in the wild in Oregon (Photo)

Tests show the sudden oak death strain found near Port Orford has not been seen before in the wild in Oregon (Photo)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tests on tanoaks trees found dying of sudden oak death near Port Orford show the particular variant they are infected with has not been seen before in the wild. For more than a decade the NA2 variant of sudden oak...
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