The 2022 wildfire season in Oregon has been among the mildest in the last decade, with human-caused fires down nearly 20% from the 10-year average, according to state data. Humans are the number one cause of wildfires in Oregon and across the country. The Oregon Department of Forestry credits the[Read More…]
“These conditions are the worst so far for 2022. Dangerous conditions will start Friday morning, peak Friday night, and remain on Saturday,” Oregon Department of Forestry officials said. A Fire Weather Watch begins Friday, and fire danger will rise to Extreme in the Tillamook Forest and surrounding areas Friday.
Restrictions in areas protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in much of Northwest Oregon will increase again Tuesday in the face of increasing fire danger, moving from moderate to high fire danger.
The Tillamook Forest Center is expected to open next year in March.
“We are anxious to reopen and host visitors with smiles and an overdue hello,” the center said.
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.