Game Hog Creek Fire ‘appears manageable’ but terrain challenges firefighting efforts

An Oregon Department of Forestry firefighter fights the Game Hog Creek Fire. Photo: ODF The Game Hog Creek Fire is now estimated to be between 70 and 100 acres.  “The main body of the fire appears manageable,” said Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Laura Fredrickson, who noted that the information[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…]

ODF seeks to create clarity, rules when closing state forestland

The Gales Creek Overlook in the Tillamook State Forest. File photo: Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) initiated its administrative rulemaking process to create a permanent rule for implementing state forest closures, and to update an existing rule to include language clarifying that parking fees are[Read More…]

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