MEDFORD, Ore.– Questions and frustrations were raised on Tuesday by State Senator Alan DeBoer in the need he sees to fix the current process federal lands have in battling forest fires. In an interview with NBC5 News, DeBoer said good ...

Jacksonville, Ore. — The Hendrix Fire burning near Hells Peak has prompted 35 evacuations. The fire started on July 15, from lightning that came through southwest Oregon. As of Thursday, the Hendrix Fire is an estimated 717 acres. You can read ...

SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon Senator formally asked the U.S. Forest Service to explain how they plan to use a new funding source intended to restart forest fire prevention efforts in the state. According to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s (D) ...

PORTLAND, Ore. – Winter is coming, and that means it’s hiring season for the U.S. Forest Service. The agency just announced they’re looking to fill over 1,000 summer jobs in Oregon and Washington. Open positions are in multiple fields including ...

BROOKINGS, Ore. – Thursday evening the City of Brookings declared a Level 1 Evacuation notice as the nearby Chetco Bar fire continues to grow. The USFS reports the fire is burning roughly 5.2 miles northeast of the city. Curry County ...

Crescent City, Calif. – A memorial service has been scheduled for a Forest Service employee who passed away during a hike in northern California. Officials with the Six Rivers National Forest said a funeral procession for Fire Engine Operator William ...

Crater Lake Nat’l Park, Ore. — More than 230 pounds of illegally harvested mushrooms were seized at Crater Lake. The National Park Service said the morel mushrooms, worth about $8,000, were taken from the park over the 4th of July ...

Washington, D.C. — $5 million is being invested to address the wildfire risk across western states. The United States Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service announced a new partnership with the American Forest Foundation along with the monetary ...

Jackson County, Ore. — If you’re still in need of some weekend plans, look no further than the great outdoors. June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day. In recognition of the holiday, the U.S. National Forest Service is waiving day-use ...

Salem, Ore. — Oregon will receiving more than $60 million from the U.S. Forest service this year. United States Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley made the announcement on Monday. The money is a part of the Secure Rural Schools ...

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