Fire season began Wednesday morning in this part of Oregon. Try not to burn the forest down this year.
Fire season will begin in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (NWOFPA) region Wednesday, June 14 at 1 a.m.
The Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley The Tillamook Forest Center will not open the first weekend in March this year, extending a closure that first began due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 15, 2020. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said in an emailed update that staffing issues—[Read More…]
Calvin Teruo Mukumoto during an October 20, 2021 Board of Forestry meeting held virtually. The next leader of the Oregon Department of Forestry was selected Friday morning by the Oregon Board of Forestry, who unanimously chose Calvin “Cal” Mukumoto, of Coos Bay, for the job of State Forester. Mukumoto will[Read More…]
Nancy Hirsch, pictured here with departing Oregon Department of Forestry State Forester Peter Daugherty in December of 2018 at her retirement as deputy state forester. Photo: ODF The Oregon Board of Forestry is expected to vote on a candidate this week to become Oregon’s next State Forester at a special[Read More…]
Photo from the scene courtesy Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office A helicopter crashed in a remote area in the Tillamook Forest area in Tillamook County Wednesday morning, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said. Responding around 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, the sheriff’s office and other agencies found the helicopter in a[Read More…]
The Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley The Tillamook Forest Center will remain closed through the rest of the year, the Oregon Department of Forestry said Tuesday. “The closure is in place to help limit exposure to COVID-19 and to protect our entire community, to comply with state office closures,[Read More…]
Aircraft support at the Cedar Butte Fire. Photo: ODF The Cedar Butte Fire is now 74 acres, crews have fully lined the fire, and are now focused on containment and mop up. In what the Oregon Department of Forestry said would likely be their last update on the fire in[Read More…]
The Cedar Butte Fire. Photo: ODF Friday afternoon update The Cedar Butte Fire remains at 60 acres, the Oregon Department of Forestry said Friday afternoon. “Ground crews made excellent progress today, working through hot, dry conditions to extend lines around almost the entirety of the fire’s perimeter,” a press release[Read More…]
Photo from the scene courtesy ODF In an afternoon update regarding the Cedar Butte Fire, the Oregon Department of Forestry said the wildfire had grown from an estimated 50 acres to 60 acres, calling the growth “moderate” as it burns largely within slash in the unit it started in. Crews[Read More…]