Christmas Tree Permits Go On Sale

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Umpqua National Forest announced Christmas tree permits are on sale until December 24. The permits are for personal use only and cost $5.00 per tree. There’s a limit of five trees per family. Maps showing designated cutting areas and procedures will be provided with the purchase of your permit. Christmas tree … Continue reading »

DFPA Moves Fire Danger Level to Extreme

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to extreme on its protected lands. The increase in the fire danger level is due to the hot and dry weather conditions, along with the severity of the drought stricken vegetation throughout the county. “With the current conditions, wildfires can easily start … Continue reading »

Reward Offered in Vandalism Case

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Umpqua National Forest and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians are offering a reward in hopes of arresting those responsible for vandalism at a campground. On Sunday, severe damage to the meadow was discovered by District Ranger Donna Owens at the South Umpqua Falls Campground. “It appears a … Continue reading »

Opinions Wanted in Trapper Project

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Willamette National Forest will host a public meeting Tuesday on the revised Trapper Logging Project. The project proposes harvesting 44 acres of land near Blue River, as well as prescribed fires on 36 of those acres. The public can share their views on the project and ask questions to specialists. The … Continue reading »

Group to Archive Redwoods, Sequoias

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — A Michigan organization is attempting to archive ancient redwoods and giant sequoias, just south of Port Orford on the Oregon coast. The organization is looking at eventually cloning the species in multiple locations, starting with the southern Oregon land as a test drive. It would be a first archiving of its … Continue reading »