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October 05, 2022
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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...

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...

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...

ODF to host virtual webinar on post-fire recovery plans in the vicinity of Shellburg Falls on Santiam State Forest

ODF to host virtual webinar on post-fire recovery plans in the vicinity of Shellburg Falls on Santiam State Forest

Salem, Ore — Join the Oregon Department of Forestry at a virtual public presentation and information session at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, to learn more about plans for recovery and restoration in the vicinity of the Shellburg Falls...

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 20

Board of Forestry hosts a virtual special meeting on Oct. 20

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will hold a virtual special meeting starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel.The agenda includes adoption of the proposed...

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Oct. 19

Committee for Family Forestlands meets Oct. 19

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To join the virtual meeting, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public...

State receives federal grant to continue developing Habitat Conservation Plan for western Oregon state forests

State receives federal grant to continue developing Habitat Conservation Plan for western Oregon state forests

Salem, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Department of Forestry are pleased to announce the state has received an additional $750,000 federal grant to continue developing a Habitat Conservation Plan for...

Fire Danger Level Decreases to Low in the City of Grants Pass and the Southwest Oregon District Following Widespread Rain, Additional Forecasted Weather Systems (Photo)

Fire Danger Level Decreases to Low in the City of Grants Pass and the Southwest Oregon District Following Widespread Rain, Additional Forecasted Weather Systems (Photo)

Consistent fall-like weather and widespread rain has made it possible to ease off on some public fire prevention regulations within the City of Grants Pass and the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District. Effective...

ODF's SW Oregon District lowers fire danger to low; fire season there remains in effect

ODF's SW Oregon District lowers fire danger to low; fire season there remains in effect

JACKSON and JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. – Consistent fall-like weather and widespread rain has made it possible to ease some public and industrial fire prevention regulations on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry...

Log brand renewal period starts Oct. 18, 2021

Log brand renewal period starts Oct. 18, 2021

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry wants to remind timber operators that their state-registered log brands must be renewed between Oct. 18 and Dec. 31, 2021.   Log brands discourage log theftLog brands − the identifying...

Three ODF districts in western Oregon are ending their fire season on Tuesday, Oct. 5 (Photo)

Three ODF districts in western Oregon are ending their fire season on Tuesday, Oct. 5 (Photo)

VENETA, Ore. - Three Oregon Department of Forestry districts in western Oregon are declaring an end to their local fire season and dropping industrial fire precaution restrictions starting Tuesday, Oct. 5. The three are West Oregon,...

October Is Fire Prevention Month in Oregon

October Is Fire Prevention Month in Oregon

Nationally and in Oregon, firefighters respond each year to structure fires that injure or kill people where the smoke alarm is not functioning or is missing altogether. Residents understanding the sounds their smoke alarms make and...

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...

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....

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...
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