Tillamook State Forest

Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency meeting virtually May 20

Those interested in the development of the Salmonberry Trail can follow along at a Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) meeting, scheduled for Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thanks to precautions taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency now meets remotely and[Read More…]

Man ‘missing and endangered’ after empty car found near Coast Range summit

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public assistance from anyone who may have seen a man considered “missing and endangered,” after his vehicle was found empty near Highway 6 and Story Burn Road in the Tillamook State Forest. According to a press release, Thomas Gieger, 46, was reported missing[Read More…]

Citing staffing issues, the Tillamook Forest Center will remain ‘closed until further notice’

The Tillamook Forest Center will not open the first weekend in March this year, extending a closure that first began due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 15, 2020.  The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said in an emailed update that staffing issues— of the same sort experienced across the[Read More…]

WCSO deputy involved in crash while responding to separate crash on Highway 6

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was struck by another vehicle Thursday evening while a deputy was responding to a separate crash near the summit of the Oregon Coast Range on Highway 6. According to Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Deputy Brian van Kleef, the deputy’s parked vehicle was struck[Read More…]

Search for possible missing aircraft suspended

Update: At 2:30 p.m., the Banks Fire District announced that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office had officially suspended the search for a possible missing aircraft somewhere in the Tillamook Forest. “Ultimately there have been no reports of missing planes/pilots and no beacons or other signs of downed aircraft,” Banks Fire[Read More…]

Volunteers sought to staff Tillamook Forest Center for 2022 season

The Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley While the Tillamook Forest Center has yet to reopen following what was initially a temporary shuttering of its doors in the spring of 2020, the facility appears to be on track to reopen for the spring 2022 season.  The Oregon Department of Forestry[Read More…]

Helicopter crashes in Tillamook Forest area

Photo from the scene courtesy Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office A helicopter crashed in a remote area in the Tillamook Forest area in Tillamook County Wednesday morning, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said.  Responding around 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, the sheriff’s office and other agencies found the helicopter in a[Read More…]

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