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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »