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Boulder Ranger District enacts safety road closure Aug. 18 to conduct emergency repairs

BOULDER
Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, the U.S. Forest Service’s Boulder Ranger District will close the Middle St. Vrain and Coney Flats roads in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. 279 more words

Hiking/Backcountry

Umpqua National Forest seeks public comments on restoration project

Before the U.S. Forest Service can start restoring landscape resiliency to fire and preserving old-growth habitat and centuries-old ponderosa and sugar pine on over 3,000 acres in the Umpqua National Forest, it needs to gather public input for the proposed Calf-Copeland Restoration Project. 13 more words

Douglas County News-Review

Editorial: Wyden, Merkley push new approach to end damaging ‘fire borrowing’

Perhaps this will be the year the Congress gets serious about ending “fire borrowing,” the practice that forces the U.S. Forest Service to take money from its nonfire budget to fight wildfires when its fire money runs out. 56 more words

Opinion

Forest Service closures during eclipse

Some roads, areas on public lands will be off limits.

The U.S. Forest Service plans to close roads and limit access to certain areas in the region for several days leading up to and including Aug. 52 more words

Bend Bulletin

Walden gathers input on wilderness permit plan

Plan may limit wilderness users with paid permit system.

Skyrocketing visitation to the region’s wilderness areas is leading the U.S. Forest Service to consider a proposal that could require paid permits to access the many trails. 45 more words

Bend Bulletin

Fuel reduction does not significantly alter fire behavior | Guest Commentary | 

The idea that fuel reductions could significantly alter fire behavior and spread is a myth perpetuated by the timber industry and Forest Service.
Recently it was reported that two fires were burning in the Stonewall Mountain area near Lincoln. 43 more words

Guest Opinion

‘Wildfire fix’ legislation before Senate committee

The U.S. Forest Service continues to spend more than half of its budget on fighting fires, more than it does on preventing them, causing a cycle of re-escalation and devastation across Oregon, according to agency officials and members of the Senate natural resources committee. 36 more words

Bend Bulletin