Fire danger on the east side of the Tillamook State Forest was set to high Thursday morning as temperatures rose.
Tillamook State Forest
Ninety years ago to the day, the first fire of what would become known as the Tillamook Burn started near Gales Creek. We’ve gathered oral histories, written diaries, and newspaper clippings detailing what happened.
The Oregon Department of Forestry said fire danger would be raised to “High” (yellow) in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (NWOFPA) region Friday morning.
Bees sent a woman and her horse hurtling down a ravine at least 50 feet deep on a trail near Reehers Camp Thursday, July 20, with horse and rider somehow escaping with minor injuries after a rescue by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
A celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Tillamook State Forest will be held at the Tillamook Forest Center Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As the region barrels toward a 90 plus degree Independence Day, a local state forestry official said that five wildfires of note have already burned in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (NWOFPA) region.
The Oregon Department of Forestry was set to open its off-highway vehicle (OHV) site Browns Camp tomorrow; however, it remained buried in snow, and the department postponed tomorrow’s opening to April 14. Jordan Creek opened April 1.
Timber sales in the Tillamook State Forest and nearby forests generated $30.5 million for taxing districts in Washington, Tillamook, and Columbia Counties in fiscal year 2022, the Oregon Department of Forestry said.
The body of Thomas Geiger, a man missing in the Tillamook State Forest since February, was found Saturday at the summit of the Coast Range near Highway 6.
Rain has finally doused the region, and fire danger in Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in and around the Tillamook Forest is now listed at “moderate” as of Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean the risk is gone.