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  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »