Citing staffing issues, the Tillamook Forest Center will remain ‘closed until further notice’

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…]

Oregon Board of Forestry expected to select next State Forester during Friday meeting

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…]

Helicopter crashes in Tillamook Forest area

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…]

Cedar Butte Fire remains at 60 acres as crews expect to begin mopping up this weekend

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…]

Eastern part of Tillamook State Forest and surrounding areas to enter ‘Extreme Fire Danger’ Wednesday

The Gales Creek Overlook in the Tillamook State Forest on July 14, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Facing another heat wave, the Oregon Department of Forestry will move fire danger to “extreme” in the eastern portion of the Tillamook State Forest and surrounding ODF-protected areas, and prohibit a number of activities[Read More…]


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