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2020 KOG Annual Report

06/12/2020

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2020 Membership Letter

02/24/2020

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2019 KOG Membership Letter

07/09/2019

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2019 KOG Annual Report

07/09/2019

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Smokey Bear license plates available Aug. 1 in Oregon

07/09/2019

The Keep Oregon Green Association Smokey Bear vehicle license plate will be available for Oregon passenger vehicles starting Aug. 1. The plate is only for passenger vehicles titled and registered in Oregon. DMV cannot accept or process applications received before Aug. 1. In addition to regular title, registration and plate manufacturing fees, the Smokey Bear plate…Read more »

2018 Regulated Use Closure Declared Over in NW Oregon

09/18/2018

The Oregon Department of Forestry, announces that effective at 01:00 am, Thursday, September 20, 2018, the Regulated Use Closure will be terminated in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protection Association, which includes the Tillamook, Astoria, and Forest Grove Districts. When Regulated Use is officially terminated the public no longer has fire restrictions on smoking, campfires, chainsaws…Read more »

Fewer human-caused wildfires in August

09/11/2018

Sept. 4, 2018 State Forestry encouraged by public fire prevention efforts, with fewer human-caused wildfires in August SALEM, Ore. – The 2018 fire season has been filled with challenges. Through August, 839 fires have burned an estimated 69,000 acres on the nearly 16 million acres of lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry alone….Read more »

Fire Danger Level Changes to Moderate Saturday in SW OR

06/21/2018

Please Know the Fire Restrictions in Place The fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties will increase to “moderate” (blue) on Saturday, June 23 at 12:01 a.m. Please be aware that this level change means that additional fire restrictions for the public will be in effect. The…Read more »

Three ODF fire protection districts from the coast to the Cascades enter fire season

06/21/2018

SALEM, Ore. — Three Oregon Department of Forestry fire protection districts from the mid-coast through the southern Willamette Valley to the crest of the Cascades entered fire season on Thursday, June 21. ODF-protected lands covered by the declaration include state, private, county, and city forestland, as well as Bureau of Land Management (BLM) forestlands in…Read more »

Fire ban in Sherman and Gilliam Counties

06/01/2018

Effective June 1st, a fire ban is in effect for all of Sherman and Gilliam Counties. This ban includes lands within Cottonwood Canyon State Park and the surrounding Bureau of Land Management properties. With the weather heating up, and the rain slowing down; fires start with ease and move quickly. OPRD is working in cooperation…Read more »

Burn bans will start June 15 in Benton and Linn counties

05/31/2018

May 31, 2018 SALEM, Ore. — A ban on all open and backyard burning will take effect on June 15 in Linn and Benton counties. The Oregon Department of Forestry and the fire defense boards of the two counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the occurrence of open debris burns escaping control. The…Read more »

2018 KOG Annual Report

05/31/2018

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2018 Membership Letter

05/31/2018

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Fire season begins June 1 in SW Oregon

05/31/2018

May 31, 2018     Fire Season Begins June 1 Fire season begins Friday, June 1, at 12:01 a.m. on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county, city, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties. “Rainfall across…Read more »

Citizen Fire Academy helps homeowners prepare for wildfire

05/31/2018

May 31, 2018 SILVERTON, Ore. — What you learn at an evening workshop Tuesday, June 5 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton might save your home from wildfire. The Citizen Fire Academy class helps Oregonians take simple steps to prepare for wildfire. Cost is $5 per person. The class is from 6 to 9 p.m….Read more »

Spring clean-up should prevent, not start wildfires

05/31/2018

May 29, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – Many Oregonians have good intentions each spring when they set out to eliminate wildfire hazards around the home. But the tools they use may actually start a wildfire if not handled properly.   A sad example is the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire in southwest Oregon. Reportedly caused by a…Read more »

GRANTS PASS IS ONE OF SEVERAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS OREGON RECEIVING GRANTS TO REDUCE THEIR WILDFIRE RISK

05/31/2018

April 25th, 2018  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass is one of seven Oregon communities that have received small grants to hold wildfire prevention projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 5. Grants Pass, along with LaPine, Lostine, Ukiah, Umpqua and two neighborhoods in Corvallis, will join 144 other communities nationwide that will work to…Read more »

Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire

05/31/2018

May 21, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow…Read more »

Burn backyard debris safely

05/31/2018

May 14, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – May is Wildfire Awareness Month in Oregon and the ideal time to trim back trees and shrubs from around your home that could pose a wildfire threat.   As you begin spring clean-up, Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal…Read more »

Create a circle of safety around your home in case of wildfire

05/31/2018

May 7, 2018 SALEM, Ore. — May is the perfect time to create a circle of safety around your home to protect it from wildfire.  That’s one reason May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month. All month long the Oregon Department of Forestry, Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and fire…Read more »

Oregon Department of Forestry and Keep Oregon Green invite public to new wildfire awareness exhibit at World Forestry Center

05/31/2018

  May 3, 2018 PORTLAND, Ore. – A new exhibit all about wildfire in Oregon launches this week at the World Forestry Center in Portland. It runs through the end of June.   Special family-friendly activities are planned in conjunction with the exhibit each Saturday in May starting May 5 through May 26 and again…Read more »

Oregonians are invited in May to learn how to prevent wildfire as Wildfire Awareness Month kicks off

05/31/2018

April 30, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – In the wake of last year’s serious wildfire season, the governors of Oregon and nine other Western states are proclaiming May 2018 as Wildfire Awareness Month. The chief executives have signed a joint proclamation encouraging all citizens to “take steps to better prepare their home and communities for wildfires…Read more »

Fire Prevention Workshop 2018

12/04/2017

ORFirePreventionWorkshop2018 REGISTER NOW! 2018 Oregon Fire Prevention Workshop February 13-15, 2018 Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites in Ashland, Oregon   The workshop will provide structural and wildland fire prevention educational sessions, networking opportunities, and more. The sessions include:   Keynote: You’ll rarely meet the life you save! – Jeff Johnson, CEO Western Fire Chiefs Association…Read more »

Fire Danger On The Rise

06/22/2017

June 21, 2017 Contact:  Tom Fields (503) 945-7440  tom.fields@oregon.gov FIRE DANGER ON THE RISE While the southwest is experiencing a record-breaking heatwave, Oregon is also in store for elevated temperatures heading into the weekend. Consequently, summer heat and dry landscapes increase the risk of wildfires. While some parts of the state have declared fire season…Read more »

Fire Season Begins June 19 on DFPA Land

06/20/2017

Fire Season Begins June 19th on DFPA Protected Land  The Douglas Forest Protective Association will officially go into fire season Monday, June 19th at 12:01 a.m. on all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands that are protected by DFPA. With the start of fire…Read more »

Fire Danger Level Jumps to Moderate Wednesday in SW Oregon

06/20/2017

June 20, 2017 Oregon Department of Forestry                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest Oregon District 5286 Table Rock Rd. Central Point, OR  97502 Contact: Melissa Cano, Public Information Officer (541) 613-6313 or (541) 664-3328   Fire Danger Level Jumps to Moderate Wednesday Public Fire Restrictions will take effect The fire danger level on Oregon Department of…Read more »

Burning ban starts June 15 in Linn, Benton and Marion counties

06/16/2017

A ban on all open and backyard burning will take effect on June 15 in Linn, Benton and Marion counties. The Oregon Department of Forestry and the fire defense boards of the three counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the incidence of open debris burns escaping control. The restrictions will extend through Oct….Read more »

2017 Annual Report

05/25/2017

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2016 Annual Report

05/25/2017

2017 Spring Annual Report 5_23_2017

Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire

05/25/2017

May 23, 2017– Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow these basic outdoor safety tips: •…Read more »

Burn backyard debris safely

05/25/2017

May 15, 2017–May is Wildfire Awareness Month and the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat. As you begin spring clean-up, Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal urge you to consider chipping or recycling your yard…Read more »

Create a circle of safety around your home

05/25/2017

May 9, 2017–Before summer arrives, create a circle of safety around your home to protect it from wildfire. May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month. All month long the Oregon Department of Forestry, Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and fire educators statewide are spreading the word on ways to prevent…Read more »

KOG receives Google Ad Grant

05/05/2017

KEEP OREGON GREEN ASSOCIATION is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award. The Google Ad Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Google Ad Grants is…Read more »

Oregon communities participate in national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 6

05/04/2017

Nine Oregon communities were awarded $500 each to implement wildfire prevention projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. They are joining a nationwide effort to reduce their wildfire risk on May 6, 2017. The National Fire Protection Association’s Community Wildfire Preparedness Day is a call to action that gives people of all ages a chance to…Read more »

2017 Membership Newsletter

05/01/2017

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Wildfire Awareness Month 2017

05/01/2017

During May, Keep Oregon Green will promote wildfire prevention topics via traditional and social media each week to help homeowners and tourists learn how to ensure their outdoor activities do not spark the next wildfire. For more information, visit these websites: Keep Oregon Green, www.keeporegongreen.org; Oregon Dept. of Forestry, www.oregon.gov/odf; Office of the State Fire…Read more »

May is Wildfire Awareness Month

05/01/2017

May 1, 2017 Contact: Kristin Babbs, president Keep Oregon Green Association 503-945-7499, Kristin.a.babbs@oregon.gov The governors of eight western states have signed a proclamation recognizing May 2017 as Wildfire Awareness Month. The chief executives of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana and South Dakota encourage all citizens to “take steps to better prepare their home…Read more »

Fire Season Is Ending But Fire Prevention Never Stops

10/12/2016

  Oregon Department of Forestry fire officials are officially ending the 2016 fire season on Southwest Oregon District-protected lands Thursday, October 13 at 12:00 a.m. The conclusion of fire season is a result of cooler temperatures and continued rainfall throughout Jackson and Josephine counties. The fire prevention regulations put into effect on June 30 will…Read more »

Fall precipitation ends fire season for lands protected by ODF in NE OR

10/12/2016

As of Oct. 13, 2016, the Oregon Department of Forestry has terminated fire season for forestlands protected by the Northeast Oregon District. This includes private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands protected by ODF. The Northeast Oregon District includes lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Umatilla, Wallowa and small portions of Grant, Morrow and…Read more »

Fire Restrictions Lower Today In SW OR, Fire Season Remains in Effect

10/05/2016

The wet weather and cooler temperatures has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District to drop the fire danger level to “Low” (green) today. These changes affect 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management lands in Jackson and Josephine counties that are protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon…Read more »

Fire season ends in the NW on Tuesday, October 4

10/03/2016

The Oregon Department of Forestry, announces that effective at 01:00 am, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Fire Season will be terminated in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protection District. This area includes all State, private and BLM forest lands included in the Astoria, Tillamook and Forest Grove Districts of the Oregon Department of Forestry. With the end…Read more »

Extreme Fire Danger Regulations Take Effect Monday

08/15/2016

August 14, 2016 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHWEST OREGON DISTRICT SOUTHWEST OREGON NEWS MEDIA Extreme Fire Danger Regulations Take Effect Monday Very dry conditions in southwest Oregon’s forests and wildlands makes it necessary for the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District to shut down public use of power-driven and spark-emitting internal…Read more »

Governor Kate Brown encourages Oregonians to prevent wildfire

07/29/2016

Link to the Governor’s spot: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzMvBq_LbaUUSDJDTFJSTlRHRTA

Public Use Restrictions for NW OREGON

07/29/2016

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY Public Use Restrictions for NW OREGON Effective 01:00 a.m., PDT, July 29, 2016 By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area: All lands protected by the Northwest Oregon Forest…Read more »

Stouts Creek Fire: One Year Later

07/29/2016

Via Douglas Forest Protective Association Stouts Creek Fire:  One Year Later One year ago, a careless act sparked a wildfire near the community of Milo that changed the course of the summer for firefighters, community members and landowners.  Multiple homes in the path of the fire were evacuated as the fire went on to burn…Read more »

WILDFIRE PREVENTION IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

07/22/2016

July 22, 2016 NEWS RELEASE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NEWS MEDIA Contact:          Carol Connolly, 503.808.2764 WILDFIRE PREVENTION IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY Summer is finally heating up. And while this is great news for outdoor enthusiasts, fire officials want to remind everyone that the summer heat could lead to careless wildfires. “Preventing wildfires and wildfire safety is everyone’s…Read more »

Firefighters extinguish blaze west of Yamhill

07/20/2016

Via the Yamhill Valley News Register 7/19 YAMHILL — More than 30 firefighters fought a 7.2 acre blaze in the hills west of town this afternoon. The fire broke out about 12:45 p.m. in a grassy area at 17510 Belt Road.Firefighters from Yamhill, Carlton, McMinnville, Newberg, Dundee and the Oregon Department of Forestry battled the…Read more »

Coos FPA Imposes Public Fire Restrictions July 21st

07/20/2016

Due to increased fire danger CFPA is setting limitations on public activities in the forests. Effective Thursday, July 21st, CFPA will imposed a Regulated Use Closure for the general public on all private, county, state, and BLM lands in Coos, Curry, and western Douglas counties. The following is a complete list of restrictions within the…Read more »

Fire Season Begins Thursday, 7/21 in NW Oregon

07/20/2016

 FROM:         Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Season will officially begin on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 01:00 a.m.  This will affect all lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protection District. This area includes all State, private and BLM forest land in the Tillamook, Astoria, and Forest Grove…Read more »

Limited moisture not enough to reduce fire danger

07/14/2016

While central Oregon is in a pattern of cooler than normal weather, and has received precipitation over the last twenty-four hours, fire danger remains high.  The US Drought Monitor for Oregon issued on July 7, 2016, indicates that most lands within the Central Oregon District (COD) fall into the “abnormally dry” category.  This reflects what…Read more »

Fireworks: Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe

07/01/2016

June 23, 2016 Contacts: Rich Hoover Community Liaison Office of State Fire Marshal 503-934-8217 office 503-370-0033 pager The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green,  natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks. The 2016 Oregon fireworks…Read more »

Fire Season Begins July 5 in West Oregon District

07/01/2016

June 30, 2016 Contact: Pat MacMeekin 541-929-9165 Patrick.a.macmeekin@oregon.gov Fire Season Begins July 5 in West Oregon District  Due to increasing fire danger, the Oregon Department of Forestry has officially declared that fire season will go into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, in the West Oregon District. This area includes private, state, county and…Read more »

Fire Prevention Regulations Take Effect Thursday in Wild & Scenic Section of Rogue River

06/29/2016

June 28, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHWEST OREGON NEWS MEDIA Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District 5286 Table Rock Rd. Central Point, OR  97502 Contact: Brian Ballou, (541) 665-0662 or (541) 621-4156 Fire Prevention Regulations Take Effect Thursday in Wild & Scenic Section of Rogue River The fire danger level will be “high” (yellow)…Read more »

Bad time to play with fire

06/29/2016

Bad time to play with fire The Curry Coastal Pilot June 28, 2016 Fire season in Curry County, with its many restrictions, is underway — and it’s a good thing, too. The Southern Oregon Coast has received little rain in May and June — about an inch, total. Add an errant bottle rocket or two…Read more »

Our view: Fire season arrives in Eastern Oregon

06/29/2016

Our view: Fire season arrives in Eastern Oregon From the Pendleton East Oregonian June 28, 2016 Fire season officially kicked off Tuesday in Eastern Oregon. It has already been a brutal start to the season elsewhere across the West: Two people were killed in California wildfires that have burned about 100,000 acres. Other dangerous and…Read more »

High Wildfire Danger Regulations Take Effect Thursday in SW Oregon

06/29/2016

June 28, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHWEST OREGON NEWS MEDIA Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District 5286 Table Rock Rd. Central Point, OR  97502 Contact: Brian Ballou, (541) 665-0662 or (541) 621-4156 High Wildfire Danger Regulations Take Effect Thursday Continued hot and dry weather has made it necessary for the Oregon Department of Forestry…Read more »

Motorized access restricted into the Astoria Basin

06/15/2016

ODF: Motorized access restricted into the Astoria Basin The Oregon Department of Forestry is restricting a motorized access point into the Astoria Basin in an effort to mitigate the risk of fire during the 2016 fire season and to reduce garbage dumping. This restriction went into effect Monday, June 13, 2016, at 12 p.m. With a…Read more »

Spring clean-up should prevent, not start wildfires

06/15/2016

Spring clean-up should prevent, not start wildfires Many Oregonians have good intentions when they set out to eliminate the fire hazards around the home. But the way they go about it may actually start a wildfire. Using the right tool in the right place at the right time is crucial during clean-up. Example: In late…Read more »

Eight western states proclaim May Wildfire Awareness Month

05/26/2016

The governors of eight western states have signed a proclamation recognizing May 2016 as Wildfire Awareness Month. The chief executives of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana and South Dakota encourage all citizens to “take steps to better prepare their home and communities for wildfires and work toward becoming a fire-adapted community.”   These…Read more »

Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire

05/26/2016

Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow these basic outdoor safety tips: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO…Read more »

Backyard debris burning: How to do it safely

05/26/2016

May is Wildfire Awareness Month and the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat. As you begin spring clean-up, Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon State Fire Marshal urge you to consider chipping or recycling your yard debris. If burning is…Read more »

Create a circle of safety around your home

05/26/2016

Before summer arrives, create a circle of safety around your home to protect it from wildfire.  May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month, and the Oregon Department of Forestry, Keep Oregon Green Association, Oregon State Fire Marshal and fire educators statewide are spreading the word on ways to help prevent human-caused wildfires, as well as how…Read more »

Membership Letter 2016

04/18/2016

Keep Oregon Green values its members, and we are constantly seeking new avenues to grow our membership base. Are you interested in the health and productivity of our state’s forests, rangelands and agricultural lands? You may want to know about some of the key activities we were able to accomplish this past year. Please refer…Read more »

2014 Annual Report

04/18/2016

2015 Annual Report

04/18/2016

Funding to Celebrate Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

04/18/2016

April 18, 2016 Contact: Cindy Kolomechuk National Fire Plan Coordinator Oregon Dept. of Forestry 503-945-7444, cindy.kolomechuk@oregon.gov This year, eight Oregon communities at risk from wildfire were awarded $500 each to implement wildfire prevention projects on Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 7. Through its Firewise Communities USA Program, the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance…Read more »

Wildfire Knows No Season!

04/18/2016

Contact: Kristin Babbs, president Keep Oregon Green Association 503-945-7499, Kristin.a.babbs@oregon.gov May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month. Oregon experiences its heaviest wildfire activity during the summer, but fires occur all seasons of the year including spring. During May, federal, state, tribal and local fire agencies will be spreading the word about wildfire prevention and the steps…Read more »

ODF Encourages Fire Prevention in Spring Activities

03/24/2016

ODF Encourages Fire Prevention in Spring Activities As warmer spring weather inspires us to get out and enjoy all that central Oregon has to offer, ODF reminds us to practice fire safety to prevent uncontrolled fires. Warm dry weather alternating with cooler moist periods can give a false sense of reduced fire danger. Burning yard…Read more »

ODF Encourages Fire Prevention in Spring Activities

03/24/2016

As warmer spring weather inspires us to get out and enjoy all that central Oregon has to offer, ODF reminds us to practice fire safety to prevent uncontrolled fires. Warm dry weather alternating with cooler moist periods can give a false sense of reduced fire danger. Burning yard debris from landscaping projects or fuel reduction…Read more »