ODF http://klcc.org en Small Fire Briefly Shuts Down Mt. Pisgah and Buford Park Recreation Area http://klcc.org/post/small-fire-briefly-shuts-down-mt-pisgah-and-buford-park-recreation-area <p>A fire earlier this afternoon briefly closed the Howard Buford Recreation Area southeast of Eugene. The fire is now fully contained. The north side of the area will remain closed as crews monitor and investigate the blaze. Mount Pisgah and the arboretum are open to visitors.</p><p></p><p>The Oregon Department of Forestry responded with a helicopter to dump water on the blaze. It burned a little more than an acre.</p><p></p><p>ODF crews are performing mop-up operations. The area will be monitored throughout the weekend by Lane County Parks staff and volunteers.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:51:27 +0000 Angela Kellner 17773 at http://klcc.org Extreme Fire Danger Status In Central Oregon http://klcc.org/post/extreme-fire-danger-status-central-oregon <p></p><p>The Fire status for bend, rural Deschutes county, crook and Jefferson counties have now entered Extreme Fire Danger Status. This weekend is calling for another round of significant lightning. The Oregon Department of Forestry is under regulated closure restrictions and those will remain in place for the duration of fire season. Currently, no backyard, commercial or agricultural burning is allowed within city limits of bend, and rural Deschutes County. Central Oregon residents are asked to contact local, state or federal fire agencies for specific requirements and closures.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:09:43 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 17365 at http://klcc.org Extreme Fire Danger Status In Central Oregon Gilchrist State Forest To Add Nearly 29,000 Acres http://klcc.org/post/gilchrist-state-forest-add-nearly-29000-acres <p>The Gilchrist State Forest south of Bend is adding nearly 29,000 acres. The Board of Forestry approved completion of the multi-year acquisition Wednesday.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Legislators first approved the purchase in 2010. The State acquired 43,000 acres that became the first new Oregon State Forest in 60 years. At the same time, The Conservation Fund bought about 25,000 acres directly adjacent with the intention of eventually selling it to the Oregon Department of Forestry. ODF spokesman John Pellissier says they aren't usually in the habit selling or purchasing land.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:09:19 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 9352 at http://klcc.org Gilchrist State Forest To Add Nearly 29,000 Acres ODF Hosts Discussion Sessions On New Forest Management Plan http://klcc.org/post/odf-hosts-discussion-sessions-new-forest-management-plan <p>The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is drafting a new plan to better manage timber harvest, recreation, and wildlife habitat.<br /> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 03:32:39 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 8877 at http://klcc.org ODF Hosts Discussion Sessions On New Forest Management Plan Oregon Inmates Helped Fight Wildfires In 2013 http://klcc.org/post/oregon-inmates-helped-fight-wildfires-2013 <p>Hot-shot crews and volunteers weren&rsquo;t the only ones fighting fires in Oregon this year. More than 800 inmates from the state&rsquo;s correctional institutions worked side-by-side combating blazes.</p><p>The State Department of Corrections and the Oregon Department of Forestry have teamed up since 1951 to fight wildfires. Inmates go through the same nationally certified training course as civilians do. DOC Communications Manager Elizabeth Craig says the program benefits both the forests and the inmates.</p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 17:41:51 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 839 at http://klcc.org Oregon Inmates Helped Fight Wildfires In 2013