Oregon Department of Forestry 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 Lawsuit Challenges Sale Of Elliott State Forest Parcel http://klcc.org/post/lawsuit-challenges-sale-elliott-state-forest-parcel <p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:41:29 +0000 Cassandra Profita 12198 at http://klcc.org Lawsuit Challenges Sale Of Elliott State Forest Parcel 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 Analysis Finds Increased Timber Company Herbicide Spray In Triangle Lake Area http://klcc.org/post/analysis-finds-increased-timber-company-herbicide-spray-triangle-lake-area <p>The timber industry practice of spraying herbicides on clear cuts to ensure replanted saplings can take hold has been cause for controversy in Oregon.&nbsp; Now the Eugene-based anti-pesticide group Beyond Toxics has released an analysis finding industry spraying in one rural community increased over a three year period. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:01:00 +0000 Jes Burns 5083 at http://klcc.org Analysis Finds Increased Timber Company Herbicide Spray In Triangle Lake Area