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Keep Oregon Green launches billboard contest, fire season drawing near, and more forestry news

Image courtesy ODF Those with artistic skill and a vision for “keeping Oregon free of wildfire” can enter a billboard poster art contest launched June 1 by Keep Oregon Green in honor of their 80th anniversary.  “We are excited to celebrate our important milestone by offering this fun opportunity to[Read More…]

ODF seeks to create clarity, rules when closing state forestland

The Wilson River near the Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) initiated its administrative rulemaking process to create a permanent rule for implementing state forest closures, and to update an existing rule to include language clarifying that parking fees are not the same as[Read More…]

Oregon Department of Forestry extends public forest shutdown through Wednesday

A sign on Highway 6 noting “Extreme” fire danger on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Department of Forestry plans to keep all forests under their purview closed to public entry and use through at least Wednesday, September 16. The earliest they could open is Thursday, September[Read More…]

Region closed to logging, other industrial forest use

A “Super Scooper” plane fights the Powerline Fire near Cherry Grove. Photo taken from ODF video Beginning Friday, September 11 at 1 a.m., logging and other industrial forest activities in the entirety of the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association region will be closed due to wildfire danger and limited firefighting[Read More…]

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