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.
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Body of man missing since February found near Coast Range summit
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.
Fire danger drops to ‘moderate’ as fall rains begin
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.
Tillamook Forest Center plans spring reopening
The Tillamook Forest Center is expected to open next year in March.
“We are anxious to reopen and host visitors with smiles and an overdue hello,” the center said.
Oregon State Police seek help in solving cold case
Skeletal remains, a car chase, a Revolutionary War replica button: The remains of a Washington County man, missing since the late 1960s, were found in the Tillamook State Forest in 2004. Now, thanks to modern technology, police know who he was. But they need help finding out how his body came to rest near Highway 26 just over the county line
Closures, detours coming to OHV areas in Tillamook State Forest
Those who work and play in the Tillamook State Forest should be aware of a number of road and OHV closures this summer.
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 still missing after three weeks of searching in Coast Range
A man believed to have gone missing at the summit of the Coast Range near Highway 6 and Storey Burn Road has yet to be found after nearly a month of searching. Now, while the case remains open, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has no new searches planned for the[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 Geiger, 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…]