Oregon Department of Forestry

Fire season over for all Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands

The Game Hog Creek Fire, July 22 2021, Photo: Chas Hundley Fire season ended in the last of the 16 million acres of Oregon forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry as of Friday morning, ODF said.  Three districts—Klamath-Lake, Northeast Oregon and the Walker Range Forest Patrol Association—were the[Read More…]

Board of Forestry to meet July 12 in state forester search process

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 will meet virtually on Monday, July 12 to continue the search for Oregon’s next state forester. The meeting[Read More…]

Keep Oregon Green launches billboard contest, fire season draws near, and more forestry news

Image courtesy ODF Those with artistic skill and a vision for “keeping Oregon free of wildfire” can enter a billboard poster art contest launched June 1 by Keep Oregon Green in honor of their 80th anniversary.  “We are excited to celebrate our important milestone by offering this fun opportunity to[Read More…]

Nancy Hirsch appointed Oregon Department of Forestry’s acting state forester

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 six members of the Oregon Board of Forestry unanimously voted to appoint Nancy Hirsch as interim state forester in a short special[Read More…]

Board of Forestry to vote on interim state forester candidate May 27

Peter Daugherty (center) during a Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency meeting on August 4, 2017 in Grand Ronde. Photo: Chas Hundley The search for an interim state forester continues, with a vote on a candidate coming on Thursday, May 27 at a special meeting called for that purpose.  Among other duties,[Read More…]

Oregon Senate Bill 868 would strip Board of Forestry of power to appoint state forester

Peter Daugherty (center) during a Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency meeting on August 4, 2017 in Grand Ronde. Photo: Chas Hundley A bill introduced in the Oregon Senate on Wednesday, May 19 by a bipartisan group of senators would strip the Oregon Board of Forestry of their statutory power to appoint[Read More…]

Tillamook, Washington Co. received $38.8 million from timber sales last year

The Gales Creek Overlook in the Tillamook State Forest. File photo: Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST – In a report issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry, the agency said that $38.8 million was distributed to Washington and Tillamook counties in fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through[Read More…]

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