Benton County Begins Dry Season Burn Ban (5-15-13)
Benton County Fire Defense Board would like to inform the communities of Benton County of the early establishment of the outdoor residential burn ban. Lane & Linn Counties have already placed bans on outdoor residential burning over the past few days. We have been experiencing usually low relative humidity and dry weather conditions over the past week that have made it unsafe for open burning. Over the next few weeks the weather may change slightly but to open outdoor burning safely, the weather patterns need to change significantly. Your local fire departments will keep an eye on the weather conditions make the appropriate changes if we get measurable rainfall. Benton County is operating a community yard waste chipping program that may help elevate the need for some residential burning. You can contact Chris Bentley at the Benton County offices for more information on this program. Please contact your local fire department before starting any outdoor burning. Thank you for helping us keep you and your neighbors safe from wildfires.
Information provided by the Benton County Fire Defense Board
May 8, 2013
It may be spring in Oregon, but wildfires are popping up like its summer.
Starker Forests was selected for the 2013 Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Private Landowner Stewardship Award.
Summer job application deadline was February 19th. Applications are no longer being accepted.
Information about tree planting day, permits and seasonal jobs.
Stop by and get a permit to cut your own tree in our forest.
Human caused industrial fires burn only 66 acres across ODF protected lands in 2012.
Effective Monday, October 15, 2012, Starker Forests lands are open to the public for recreational use.
Lands remain closed at least through this coming weekend.