Wildfires

Wildfire Scorches 1,700 Acres in Central Oregon, Triggers Urgent Evacuations

In some areas of Deschutes County, residents were urged to evacuate immediately to ensure their safety and to enable public safety personnel to assist them effectively. A small wildfire in central Oregon rapidly expanded on Tuesday, scorching roughly 1,700 acres by nightfall, triggering...

Butte Creek Falls To Re-Open After Four Year Closure

We've got some good news just in time for the summer hiking season: Butte Creek Falls is about to re-open after being closed since 2020 due to wildfires! We love hiking, waterfalls, and forest bathing in general, so we're beyond excited to bring this news to you. Butte Creek Falls To Open Years...

Oregon Black Bear Euthanized After Becoming Too Comfortable with Humans

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is issuing a caution to residents about the hazards of feeding wild bears, following a distressing incident involving a black bear near Eugene. According to ODFW, the bear had become too accustomed to human interaction after being fed by locals,...

Oregon Fire Crews Shift Focus as Bedrock Inferno Edges Closer to Control

As the Bedrock Fire in the Willamette National Forest edges closer to containment, currently at 57% over its vast 31,579-acre expanse, the focus of firefighters is pivoting to address newer fires ignited by recent lightning surges throughout the state. This rapid shift in priorities reflects the...

Lookout Fire Prompts Temporary Closure of Oregon’s Beloved Blue Pool

As of a recent update from the U.S. Forest Service - Willamette National Forest page on Facebook, there is an urgent notice for residents and visitors alike concerning popular recreation spots in the McKenzie River corridor, including the iconic Blue Pool and Sahalie Falls. Immediate Closures:...
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