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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »