Deer Season update 10/2/15
General Western Oregon Rifle Season is coming up on October 3rd and extends to November 6th! Our office offers free permits to hunt on Starker Forests lands.
We ask that you come to our office in person to obtain your permit and maps.
We are getting a ton of phone calls about gates being open or closed. Here is the scoop: Gates will remain closed until the Oregon Department of Forestry declares an end to both Regulated Use AND Fire Season. We know this is inconvenient for some but hope you understand that as long as fire season continues, the threat of fire exists. We promise to keep you updated!
Information regarding recreation use….
When large fires do occur, whether from lightning or people, forest landowners figure as a major player in the suppression actions.
Very hot, dry, and unstable conditions are in the forecast by mid-week, coupled with already dry fuels has prompted an IFPL change.
Industrial Fire Precaution Level 2 will begin for some of our lands, beginning Thursday, June 25th.
The West Oregon District is placing public use restrictions on all lands protected by ODF in Benton, Lincoln, and Polk Counties beginning Monday, June 22nd.
Get ready for some running! Our friends over at Mudslinger Events are putting on the Mary’s Peak 50K / 25K Trail Running Race this Saturday, June 20th on our Tum Tum Tree Farm.
A ban on all open and backyard burning will go into effect on June 12 in Linn, Benton and Marion counties. The restrictions will extend through Oct. 15 or later, depending on fire danger.
Oregon Department of Forestry West Oregon District will begin fire season on Tuesday, June 16th.