PUBLIC USE RESTRICTIONS IN THE FOREST CONTINUE

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: August 21st, 2015 2:53 PM

Northwest Oregon continues to see high fire danger and has put several restrictions in place to ban campfires, limit OHV riders to forest roads, and require forest visitors to have a shovel and 1 gallon of water or a 2-?1/2 lb. extinguisher.

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) continues to get reports of the use of exploding targets in the forest. The public is reminded that exploding targets, tracer rounds and sky lanterns are all prohibited under current regulations.

ODF requests that recreational target shooters voluntarily stop by 1 p.m. each day, and check all backstops and shooting areas for any smoke or possible fire starts. Target shooters are encouraged to stay on site for at least an hour afterward to ensure that no fires have started from their activities.

Your cooperation and efforts are greatly appreciated during this period of high fire danger.