Attention Starker Forests recreation permittees!
Attention Starker Forests recreation permittees:
Fire danger remains extreme. Starker Forests is one of only a few forest landowners whose lands remain open to the public for recreational use. Conversations are occurring on a daily basis about whether we will close our lands to the public due to the current weather conditions, weather forecast and available firefighting resources.
As of now, our lands remain open. Please check our website or Facebook page for updates.
Please remember the following rules and guidelines for recreational use on our lands.
1 – Walk in access only – absolutely NO motorized vehicles at any time
2 – No parking in tall grass
3 – DO NOT Block gates – you will be towed at your expense
4 – Absolutely NO smoking or target shooting at any time
Contact Starker Forests or the local County Sheriff’s office if you notice anyone using our forestlands in an unauthorized manner. Please call our office if you have any questions.
Enjoy your walk, hike, ride or hunt!
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.
This weekend long event took place on our Dan Farmer Tree Farm