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

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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 »