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Fire Season Officially Over on ODF protected lands. Oregon Department of Forestry districts in Southwest Oregon (Jackson and Josephine County) and Klamath-Lake (Klamath and Lake County) officially terminated fire season today marking the end of fire season on all ODF protected lands. While fire season may be over, remember that a fire can start and spread any time of year given the right conditions. If your fall and winter plans call for burning yard debris, be sure and check with your local fire district first (they may still require a permit). Use caution when burning by avoiding dry, windy days and putting all fires dead out before leaving. Have a great and safe off-season.

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Brewmaster and Guest Chef Weekend

November 3, 2017, 7:00pm - November 4, 2017, 11:00pm

Join us the weekend of November 3rd and 4th for an amazing food and drink experience. On Friday, Community Plate and Allegory Brewing will create a meal to remember and Saturday Jason Stoller Smith from Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood Brewing join forces. The dinners start at 7pm with appetizers in the Library and then move into the dining room for a multi course meal paired with different beers and followed with dessert. Call us at 541-498-2230 to reserve your seats. $90 per person per night. Reservations are required.

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Umpqua North Complex Fact Sheet Update October 11th, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Fire Information: 541-378-6944 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) Inciweb address: Start Date: August 11, 2017 Cause: Lightning Acres: 43,158 Percent Completed: 79% Fuels: Timber, forest litter, grass & shrubs Current Situation: The Nevada IMT3 Team 2 would like to thank the Umpqua National Forest, the public, local businesses and cooperators for all of their help and understanding over the last two weeks. Nevada Team 2 will be transitioning command of the Umpqua North Complex back to the local forest at close of business on Thursday Oct 12th 2017. The mitigation of snags and hazard trees along HWY 138 in between MP 46-51 (Illahee Flats) has resumed and is scheduled to be completed on or before end of shift Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will provide traffic control and pilot car escort along the corridor from 8:30 am until 6:00 pm each day. Fire suppression repair continues with hazard tree mitigation within the Fall Creek Fire area. On the 4711/550, 4770, 4760 and the 28 Roads snagging/hazard tree falling and clearing efforts continue. Last Saturday members of the Umpqua National Forest Fire Crew entered the area and began flagging hazard trees in advance of a team of now 27 local area contract Fallers under the supervision of a Falling Boss and a Safety Officer. Weather: Wednesday, showers likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Calm winds becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Wednesday night, a 20% chance of showers before 11pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Thursday, showers likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 60. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Resources: 2 Crew, 27 Fallers, 4 Engines, 2 Water Tender, 3 Skidders, 1 Backhoe, 1 Road Grader, 1 Log Loader, 1 Masticator, 5 Excavators, 1 Forwarder, 1 Log Grinder and 1 Front End Loader. Total personnel: 149 Fire-Related Closures Reduced on the Umpqua National Forest: Multiple Roads and Areas Formerly Closed for Fire Suppression are now open. A revised set of closures for the Umpqua National Forest was released, effective October 6, 2017. Forest Road 38 (Steamboat Road) is open to public travel. Forest Roads 3816 and 3810 are also reopened to the public. The burned area between Forest Road 38 and Highway 138 remains closed to entry. Forest Road 4720 (Panther Creek Road) is open from its junction with Forest Road 4714 about a half-mile southwest of Apple Creek Campground and State Highway 138 (milepost 43.6). Forest Road 34 (Toketee Road) and Forest Roads 3400-100 and 3400-072 are open to the public. The area east of the Boulder Creek Trail No. 1552 within the Boulder Creek Wilderness is open to public entry with the exception of the Bradley Trail No. 1491 and the Soda Springs Trail No. 1493, which remain closed. Two well-known roads through the burned area remain closed: Forest Road 4750 (Calf Road) and northern portion of Forest Road 28 (Copeland Creek Road). Roads along Rough Creek and around Skookum Lake in the fire area northwest of Garwood Butte are now open. On the Tiller Ranger District, the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness remains closed as do many of the roads to the west of the wilderness. The Diamond Lake Ranger District portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness is now open; however, Forest Road 3702-500 on the northern boundary of the wilderness remains closed. Visitors should be especially aware of the risks when entering burned areas after wildfire. Falling snags and loose, rolling rocks and debris on steep slopes are common. Rain on the burned area causes more instability and adds to the danger. For more information and a detailed map, visit the Inciweb websites at or

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Part of battling a wildfire or series of wildfires is what is done afterwards before the incident or incidents are handed back to the local forest. In three words, it is called Fire Suppression Repair. Fire suppression repair is defined as planned actions taken to repair the damages to resources, land, and facilities resulting from wildfire suppressions actions. Resource advisors and specialists are consulted and involved in the entire process including the creation of the fire suppression repair plan. The Umpqua National Forest is a thick dense forest of Douglas Fir, Cedar and Oak trees. When constructing containment lines and contingency lines with hand crews and dozers, slash piles are created on the “off-fire” side of the firelines. Part of “Fire Suppression Repair” is eliminating these slash piles by hauling out the brush, limbs, and debris then chipping it and moving it or spreading it in designated areas. Other fire suppression repair activities include erosion prevention such as putting water bars along dozer and hand lines. Water bars divert water to prevent creeks, streams and rivers from becoming choked and clogged with silt and ash run off when either heavy rains come or the winter snow melts in the spring. Also, if berms have been created along dozer and handlines, those berms are levelled then covered with natural forest materials which could include some of the chips from slash piles. All of these actions allow the forest to return to its natural state. Then there is…Hazard Tree Removal. What is a hazard tree? A hazard tree is a snag or standing dead tree that burned during a wildfire and now poses a threat of falling down. It could also be an unburned standing dead tree in the area where firefighters are working or the public visits. Both of these create a risk to firefighter and public safety. This season alone two wildland firefighters had their lives taken by falling snags on two different wildland fires in western Montana. A snag or hazard tree falls into one of several categories such as dead trees that are perched precariously near road or transportation routes, live trees that have fire damaged roots that may not be able to support the tree in high wind or snow conditions, and/or diseased or bug infested or killed trees. Fire damaged trees that are “cat faced” (a tree with a burn scar that somewhat resembles the shape of a cat’s face) are also considered hazard trees. Any of these types of trees can fall without warning and either crush whatever happens to be below it or come tobogganing down the steep ridge sides like a ground missile or runaway train. Attached are some examples of each.

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