Month: December 2015

Uncategorized | December 23, 2015

Measuring Wildfire Season in Gallons

So, just how severe was Oregon’s wildfire season this summer? About 838,000 gallons’ worth, according to Neal Laugle, the Department of Forestry’s (ODF) aviation unit manager. That’s how much liquid retardant the department’s air tankers dumped on fires in 2015. And that figure doesn’t include the thousands of gallons of straight water dropped by ODF […]

Uncategorized | December 23, 2015

2015 Rogue Valley Christmas Light Displays

Need a map to go look at Christmas lights this year? I have made up a mobile friendly version that will work in Google Maps. Thanks to the Mail Tribune for assembling all these. Click Here for the Mobile Map!!! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  

Uncategorized | December 10, 2015

Funding Available for Ashland-Area Landowners for Wildfire Mitigation and Forest Health Projects

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces funding available to help private non-industrial forest landowners in the Ashland watershed reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and improve the overall health of their forests.Eligible landowners may receive payments from NRCS to implement forestry practices on their land, such as pre-commercial thinning, tree and shrub pruning, slash […]

Uncategorized | December 7, 2015

Committee Looks at State’s Future Wildfire Suppression Challenges

Oregon experienced a significant increase in wildfires over the past several years. Not only have these fires increased damages and costs to Oregon’s forests, landowners, and local communities but they have stretched the state’s “complete and coordinated fire protection system.”Seeking ideas to address these challenges, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) initiated a Fire Program […]