chetco bar fire

Commissioners draft timber salvage letter to USFS

Josephine County, Ore. — The Josephine County Board of Commissioners is calling on the US Forest Service to change its current timber salvage plan. Commissioner Simon Hare drafted a letter to the forest service, and the county’s other two commissioners have agreed …

Chetco Bar Fire 100% contained

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. – The Chetco Bar Fire is officially, and finally, 100% contained as of November 2. The fire was started by lightning on July 12 during a thunderstorm that passed over the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. The fire eventually grew …

Hazard mitigation crew heads to Chetco Bar Fire

Brookings, Ore. – A special team is responding to the Chetco Bar Fire to begin their assessment of the burned-out areas in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. The U.S. Forest Service said a Burned Area Emergency Response team–or BAER–will arrive this weekend to identify …

Oregon redwoods damaged in Chetco Bar Fire

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. – One of the northern-most redwood groves in the United States was damaged in the Chetco Bar Fire, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Officials stated on Saturday about 25% of a redwood grove in Oregon’s Wheeler …
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