Reforestation underway on private lands burned by Douglas Complex

Reforestation underway on private lands burned by Douglas Complex
Reforestation in wake of Douglas Complex fires

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Douglas Complex fire burned about 50,000 acres last year.

The portion of the acreage that is privately owned is undergoing an aggressive reforestation process, according to Roseburg Forest Products.

"We put together our restoration plan in early September, and we've been implementing that plan through this winter," said Phil Adams with Roseburg Forest Products. "We've harvested about 18 million board feet of merchantable timber and planted over 800 acres so far."

Adams said they plan to remove all of the remaining snags because they are a target for lightning strikes and pose a threat for re-burns.