Lifetime forester Javier Goirigolzarri leads forestry tours where community members get off the beaten path and into areas where fire has impacted the landscape. Javier’s passion for education and forestry is obvious as he immerses members of the tour into the story of what happens to the forest after fire.
“The importance that the wood is derived through sustainable practices to keep forests healthy and thriving.” Amanda Sullivan-Astor | https://www.registerguard.com | August 21, 2022 As a certified forester and young professional who specializes in forward thinking forest policies, climate change is always top of mind. I pursued a graduate certificate in forest carbon science, policy […]
Southern Oregon — Fire season in Southern Oregon officially begins on Wednesday, and fire agencies across the Rogue Valley are preparing. By Kevin McNamara | https://ktvl.com | Tuesday, May 31st 2022 The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest district now has 26 fire engines staffed seven days a week, which is up by three from last year. That’s in addition to […]
The Apple Fire, about 21 miles east of Glide, burned through over 14,000 acres September of 2002. The latest photos are from our tour of the 2021 Jack fire which burned into the 2002 Apple Fire.
Oregon Legislature inks SB 1546, creates Elliott State Research Forest NEWS | CLAYTON FRANKE | 03/31/2022 The Oregon State Legislature may have passed a bill with a solution to one of the state’s long-standing timber wars. On March 3, the Legislature approved Senate Bill 1546, decoupling the Elliott State Forest from the Common School Fund and creating […]
By: Jamie Parfitt | www.kdrv.com | Feb 16, 2022 SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry announced Wednesday that it has issued $20 million in grants for “landscape-scale” projects designed to reduce hazardous fuels and reduce wildfire risk across the state. The funding will specifically go toward nine projects submitted by nonprofit organizations and […]
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Bill Gabbert | https://wildfiretoday.com | January 2, 2022 NIFC’s wildfire potential outlook, January through April The forecast for wildland fire potential issued January 1 by the National Interagency Fire Center predicts that for the next four months the potential for wildfires will be higher than average in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and the central and […]
President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill ensures rural counties like Douglas County would receive Secure Rural Schools funding for another three years. CARISA CEGAVSKE Senior Staff Writer The News-Review Nov 17, 2021 When President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law Monday, he approved funding for a host of road […]
Judge halts logging ‘hazard trees’ in fire-burned Willamette National Forest, possibly delaying access
Zach Urness Salem Statesman Journal A federal judge blocked a U.S. Forest Service plan to log hazard trees along 400 miles of road in Willamette National Forest this week, dealing a blow to the agency’s plan for reopening 170,000 acres of forest burned in the Labor Day fires last year. The Forest Service touted the plan […]