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Tillamook State Forest... CAUTION NOTICE!!!

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Cogs, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This just in, Thurs 6-18-15 pm, from Randy Peterson, Oregon Dept of Forestry, Tillamook State Forest. He asked that I share this to the group...

    Effective Friday, June 19, 2015 the Tillamook State Forest is operating under the Regulated Use restrictions for fire season. You will see bright orange signs posted at the forest entrances and on various information boards for the duration of the restricted use period.

    Here’s a brief summary of what this means for the recreation public:

    · NO USE OF EXPLODING TARGETS OR HEAT GENERATING (TRACER ROUNDS) – The use of Exploding Targets and Tracer Ammunition is prohibited during fire season on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. (ORS 477.512)

    · NO SMOKING – except in the closed cab of your vehicle (doors on and windows rolled up)or your RV or camp trailer.

    · NO OPEN FIRES – no campfires or charcoal barbecues except at designated campgrounds or designated dispersed campsites at which ODF has installed metal fire grates. (Propane stoves and gas barbecues are OK in dispersed sites.)

    · NO NON-INDUSTRIAL USE OF CHAINSAWS – except as waived by the Forester.


    o Designated OHV trails in areas covered by the waiver for OHV use remain open for use during Level 1 & 2 industrial fire precautions (IFPL).

    o Under a Level 3 industrial fire precaution (IFPL 3) trails in areas covered by the waiver for OHV use close but the roads in the OHV areas remain open for riding.

    o These areas include the Browns Camp Area, Lyda Camp Area, Jordan Creek Area, Diamond Mill Area, Trask and the BLM Upper Nestucca. OHV Trail Status can be checked online at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Tillamookstateforest/pages/index.aspx



    · REQUIRED FOR ALL VEHICLES OPERATING IN THE WOODS (except dirt bikes and quads)

    o 1 gallon of water or a 2.5 pound fire extinguisher

    o 1 shovel with an 8 inch blade and at least 26 inches long from the tip of the blade to the tip of the handle

    Please note, the non-motorized trail networks remain open under IFPL 1, 2, 3 unless a note from ODF states otherwise.

    For more information:

    · Designated dispersed campsites: http://www.oregon.gov/odf/tillamookstateforest/pages/dispersedcamping.aspx

    · OHV trailstatus and waiver map: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Tillamookstateforest/pages/index.aspx

    · Statewide Fire Season Status map: http://www.oregon.gov/odf/pages/fire/precautionlevelMap.aspx

    · General information call 503-357-2191
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  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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  3. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    Thanks' for the heads up !:s0101: :s0155:
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Might as well start early its going to be a bad one. Hopefully we only have to deal with nature caused fires. Its the ones some criminal starts that always seams to be the worst.

    Be careful out there BUT be out there having people in the woods can be a huge benefit as well more eyes the faster we know about small fires before they get to big.
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  5. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I see that notice is up for eastern WA too.

    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
    June 19, 2015
    Contact: WDFW Wildlife Program, (360) 902-2515
    WDFW implements fire restrictions on lands in eastern Washington
    OLYMPIA - The arrival of hot, dry weather, combined with drought conditions, has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to restrict fires and other activities effective immediately on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington.
    Clay Sprague, manager of the WDFW Lands Division, said the department is taking steps to reduce fire risk in its wildlife areas and access areas several weeks earlier than it did last year.
    The emergency order now in effect prohibits:
    " Fires or campfires: However, personal camp stoves or lanterns fueled by liquid petroleum, liquid petroleum gas or propane are allowed.
    " Smoking: Unless in an enclosed vehicle.
    " Welding and the use of chainsaws and other equipment: Operating a torch with an open flame and equipment powered by an internal combustion engine is prohibited.
    " Operating a motor vehicle off developed roads: Except when parking in areas without vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway and parking in developed campgrounds and at trailheads.
    Fireworks are prohibited year-round at all 33 WDFW wildlife areas and 700-plus water access sites around the state. So is throwing a lit cigarette or any other burning material from a motor vehicle on a state highway.
    These restrictions are consistent with efforts by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other local, state and federal agencies to minimize the risk of wildfires, Sprague said.
    The restrictions will remain in effect until conditions improve and the risk of wildfires decreases, Sprague said. Any changes will be posted on the department's website: http://wdfw.wa.gov.
    For more information about fires and fire prevention on public lands, visit the DNR website (http://www.dnr.wa.gov) or the U.S. Forest Service website (http://www.fs.usda.gov).
    This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list.
    Visit the WDFW News Release Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/
    To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2015
  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have the feeling it is going to be a long hot and dry summer. It is already very dry out there and the summer hasn't officially started yet.
  7. JamesRL

    JamesRL Beaverton Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up! I didn't realize the requirement for a shovel.