On Thursday afternoon, just five weeks after publishing a wildfire risk map, the state Forestry Department axed it.
The Gales Creek Journal spoke with unaffiliated gubernatorial candidate
Betsy Johnson about issues of interest to western Washington County voters in a Q & A.
Restrictions in areas protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Northwest Oregon will increase this week in the face of increasing fire danger.
Linn and 12 other counties, including Washington, have asked the Oregon Supreme Court to review a ruling reversing a $1.1 billion verdict in a case over the state’s management of forestland and revenue from timber harvests.
For the first time in Oregon, a grim confirmation came from Ash trees in Forest Grove’s Joseph Gale Elementary School parking lot: Emerald ash borers, responsible for wiping out hundreds of millions of Ash trees in 35 states, are here.
With the Northwest Oregon district entering fire season early Monday morning, all of the state’s Oregon Department of Forestry districts are now officially in fire season. Fire officials are once again asking people to not inadvertently torch the state.
Those who work and play in the Tillamook State Forest should be aware of a number of road and OHV closures this summer.
The Oregon Department of Forestry announced that fire season will be declared Monday, July 11 at 1 a.m. in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association region, which stretches from northern Yamhill County to Astoria and from near Forest Grove to the Pacific Ocean.
As areas in Oregon enter fire season, this region, visited by rains and cool weather until recently, has not. Now, an Oregon Department of Forestry official says that could change next week. “While the wet spring has been great, things are starting to dry out,” said ODF Forest Grove District[Read More…]
The cause of muddied waters, which could have negative effects on fish, drinking water, and irrigation throughout the Gales Creek area and into other parts of Washington County has been tracked to two large landslides located on the southeast slope of Round Top. There, an unnamed tributary of North Fork[Read More…]