Polk County couple named Oregon’s Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2024
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
5d ago
DALLAS, Ore. – The Oregon Tree Farm System is announcing that Pam and Jock Dalton (second and third from left in photo) of Polk County have been selected Oregon’s Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year for 2024. Pam and Jock received the award at the Oregon Family Forest Convention in June. That convention was jointly hosted by the Oregon Tree Farm System and the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA). Pam Dalton has deep roots on the family’s 700+ acre tree farm near Dallas, Ore. The farm has been in her family since 1917. Jock plays an integral role in actively managing the forest with Pam ..read more
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Compliance Monitoring Program Committee meets July 11
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
1w ago
SALEM, Ore. — The Compliance Monitoring Program Committee will hold a virtual meeting Thursday, July 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. To join virtually, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. The committee’s agenda includes: Mount Hood Environmental presentation – Riparian survey protocol Road rule selection The meeting is open to the public to attend online via Zoom. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting by emailing marta.l.friasbedolla ..read more
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Adaptive Management Program Committee meets July 2
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
2w ago
SALEM, Ore. — The Adaptive Management Program Committee will hold a virtual meeting Tuesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. To join virtually, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. The committee’s agenda includes: Finalize letter portion of Eastern Oregon Steep Slopes questions package (Substantial decision item) The meeting is open to the public to attend online via Zoom. Public comments will be accepted near the start of the meeting. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 ..read more
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Board of Forestry welcomes new members
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
2w ago
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry welcomed two new members at its June 6 meeting. Bob Van Dyk, of Forest Grove, and Heath Curtiss, of Silverton, were appointed by Gov. Tina Kotek to complete the terms of two departing board members, Chandra Ferrari and Karla Chambers, which run through March 2025. The Oregon Senate confirmed their appointments on May 31. Van Dyk has been involved in forest policy since 1997, first as a private citizen and later while employed by a fisheries conservation group.  His work includes participation in smaller planning efforts, such as that for the Fore ..read more
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Committee for Family Forestlands meets on June 26
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
2w ago
SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually on Wednesday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To join virtually, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. The committee’s agenda includes: Forest Resources Division update Small Forestland Investment in Stream Habitat Program (SFISH) tax guidance Stream crossing presentation Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) guide overview Board of Forestry update CFF annual report The meeting is open to the public to attend online via Zoom. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaire ..read more
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Adaptive Management Program Committee meets June 24
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
3w ago
SALEM, Ore. — The Adaptive Management Program Committee will meet at noon on Monday, June 24 in the Clatsop Room, Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located at 2600 State St. in Salem. To join virtually, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. The committee’s agenda includes: Finalize Eastern Oregon Steep Slopes question package (Substantial decision item) Affirm roads research questions honed by the IRST (Substantial decision item) Introduce process for determining new priorities (Substantial decision item) The meeting is open to the ..read more
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Butte Creek Falls state forests recreation area to reopen after the 2020 wildfires
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
3w ago
Hikers can hear the falls almost immediately as they take the scenic trail down to Butte Creek Falls. There are upper and lower falls, be sure to visit both. SANTIAM STATE FOREST, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is reopening one of the true gems of the state forests’ recreations areas, Butte Creek Falls, on June 21. The drive into the recreation area goes though ridges and valleys of burned and blacken trees from the 2020 fires.  The deadly Beachie Creek fires killed several people, destroyed homes and scorched more than 400,000 acres.  However, near the recreation a ..read more
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State holding open house meetings on wildfire hazard map and community defense programs
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
3w ago
SALEM, Ore. — After two completed sessions in central and northeast Oregon, the state is reminding communities of four remaining open houses about the state’s new community wildfire risk reduction programs. Next week’s scheduled events are in Central Point and Grants Pass. These events will offer opportunities to learn about new defensible space and home hardening standards, as well as the draft wildfire hazard map. The resource-fair style open houses are being held in the communities that have some of the greatest levels of wildfire hazard within the wildland-urban interface. Each open house ..read more
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Board of Forestry to meet on June 5 and 6 in Troutdale
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
1M ago
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet for a field tour on Wednesday, June 5, and a public meeting on Thursday, June 6, in Troutdale, Oregon. The field tour will be open to the public for in-person participation and recordings of the tour’s highlights will be posted on the board’s meeting page after. The meeting will be livestreamed on the department’s YouTube channel. The board’s business agenda for June 6 includes: Forest protection association budgets Vision for Oregon’s Forests Advancing wildfire prevention Wildfire hazard map and procedural rules Jefferson County fores ..read more
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Committee for Emergency Fire Cost meets June 4
Oregon Department of Forestry
by ODF Public Affairs
1M ago
SALEM, Ore. — The Emergency Fire Cost Committee will meet in the Tillamook Room, Building C, Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State Street in Salem on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 10 a.m. A virtual option will be available via Zoom video conference, which can be found on the agenda. To provide public comment, please contact Kristine Klossen at 971-446-0065. The committee’s agenda includes: Financial status of the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund Weather update Update on status of large fire cost collection efforts Guidelines for eligibility of firefighting costs Administrative Branch/Fire P ..read more
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