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 country—were to blame for the center’s continued closure.
“Unfortunately, while we’ve been working diligently toward getting our staff capacity rebuilt, we have not yet been able to fill our vacancies which means that we are unable to reopen the center in the timeframe we had hoped,” the state agency said.
Previously, in August 2021, ODF had said that the plan was to open for the March 2022 season.
While some . . .
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