Due to ice storm damage from last week, many of our forest roads along the Highway 20 corridor between Philomath and Blodgett are impassable. We have closed all gates except those in the Alsea area for hunting access.
This mainly pertains to the second season elk hunt that begins this weekend. Walk in hunting is permitted. Please do not block any gate when parking.
When downed trees are cut by non-professional foresters or loggers to open the road, the value of the log can be greatly diminished from cutting incorrect log lengths. We will salvage the trees and open the roads as soon as we can. This storm caused a lot of damage. We will not be issuing any firewood cutting permits until our salvage work is complete.