With summer approaching, tourism officials are promoting Oregon’s wilderness and recreational opportunities. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, they’re also trying to alleviate fears over wildfire season.
In 2017, wildfires inflicted a $51 million loss to Oregon tourism. Several shutdown popular sites like Cougar Hot Springs and the Multnomah Falls Lodge.
Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon, says after back-to-back years of catastrophic wildfires, they’re getting their message out ahead of wildfire season.