Siuslaw National Forest

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The threat of wildfire has led to new restrictions on the Siuslaw National Forest, which stretches along the Oregon Coast Range between Reedsport and Tillamook.

Siuslaw National Forest

Permits to cut down your own Christmas tree in one of Oregon’s national forests are now available for purchase.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, more outdoor recreation sites are re-opening in Oregon.

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A bill to protect thousands of acres and miles of river in Oregon passed out of a key US Senate committee last week.

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Oregon’s Siuslaw National Forest is joining a nationwide effort to track invasive species. 

The News Guard

Archie Knowles Campground, located 18 miles east of Florence, has been closed for 5 years. Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow, work will begin immediately to rehabilitate the site.

US Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service has engaged the public in Seattle, Portland and Redding, California on the need for a new Northwest Forest Plan.  Now it’s moving its road show to smaller communities.

Lisa Romano, speaking for the Siuslaw National Forest Research Station, says at least a dozen local community sessions will be held in upcoming weeks. After introductions from forest service staff, participants will be called on to discuss three questions:

Early rain arriving in Oregon will allow fall pile burning to begin in the Siuslaw National Forest.
The piles consist of woodland debris near roadways, and scenic areas in Oregon's forests. The practice is done every year in the fall to help prevent wildfires. Interagency Fire Staff Spokeswoman Nancy Ashlock says the reason they need to start now is because early rain makes the piles very receptive to moisture.