September 30, 2020 - Cheers to the animal rescuers during the wildfire

By Oregon Family Farm Association, As residents scramble to pack belongings and flee their homes, volunteers across Oregon have evacuated hundreds of horses and other livestock endangered by wildfires. Megan Spalding said the Canyon Riders Rodeo Drill Team in Salem said has transported horses from regions under Level 2 “Be […]

September 28, 2020 - Legislature Week addresses Ag issues

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Legislative Days Last week, the legislature convened for another virtual edition of quarterly committee hearings. Legislators and state agencies continued to work to understand the evolving situation around wildfires. Both the State Forester and the State Fire Marshal presented to the House Natural Resources […]

September 25, 2020 - Ag groups push to protect farm workers from COVID

Over 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations today sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force calling for the federal government to take additional steps and devote new resources to help farmers, ranchers and growers across the country protect their employees from the novel coronavirus. “[F]armers continue to […]

September 23, 2020 - ‘Hillbilly Brigade’ saves Oregon town from fire

By Oregon Family Farm Association, A spontaneous Hillbilly Brigade with a can-do attitude is credited with saving the town of Molalla after unusual Labor Day wind gusts propelled a wildfire north toward the Clackamas County community of 9,235, forcing evacuations. The Hillbilly Brigade formed spontaneously Sept. 8 after a neighbor […]

September 21, 2020 - Good news from the wildfire front lines

Oregonians For Food and Shelter, This year there hasn’t much good news to share, but we wanted to highlight how communities have come together in unprecedented ways to respond to the wildfires raging across much of western Oregon. These volunteers and first responders deserve our thanks and recognition during this […]

September 18, 2020 - Wildland firefighting guide

Associated Oregon Loggers Press Release, ODF has established a dedicated number and email for members of the public who wish to offer resources and assistance with Oregon’s wildland fire fighting efforts. ODF will monitor and respond to these incoming messages daily. Phone: 503-945-7207 Email: We ask that Members provide the […]

September 16, 2020 - Greg Walden meets Trump over wildfires

Congressman Greg Walden Release, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement applauding President Trump’s rapid approval of Oregon’s Major Disaster Declaration. This news comes just one day after Walden spoke with President Trump where he showed the President photos of the devastation in Oregon and urged him to quickly […]

September 14, 2020 - ‘Paperwork protests’ contribute to wildfire chaos

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, “Paperwork protests” are keeping the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from reducing wildfire and smoke risks on public lands, and providing sustainable timber harvests to support jobs. The good news is the BLM is proposing to modernize its forest management rules for the first time in […]

September 11, 2020 - 37 active fires. 3 died. 500,000 evacuated. More…

10 Oregon Wildfire Key Facts as of 9/10/20 By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon – Oregon has never had this much uncontained wildfire burning at once. – In just the past week, about 900,000 acres have burned which is equal to double the typical yearly area burned. – As of Thursday […]

September 10, 2020 - Updated fire map — Oregon is burning

By Natural Resource Report, Here is an updated fire map of the NW from data collected by the NW Inter-agency Coordination Center as of 9/10 morning.