"All of the campgrounds surrounding Diamond Lake are now open,” says Lucero Hernandez with Umpqua National Forest. “That includes Thielsen View, Diamond Lake and Broken Arrow campgrounds."
On August 29, Oregon State Troopers from the Roseburg Area Command received a report of an elk shot and left in the Panther Creek area off Highway 42 near the Coos and Douglas County line.
Effective immediately, campfires are allowed in fire rings within designated campgrounds. Charcoal briquettes can only be used in Forest Service-provided fire rings and grills.
Two weather entities have been battling it out for media attention of late: The warm 'blob' of water in the Pacific Ocean largely blamed for our year-plus long of warmer temperatures in the Northwest, and a budding El Niño of super strength that has been given a variety of monikers, from "Bruce Lee" El Niño to "Godzilla" El Niño.
Chalk up two firsts for the planet this year when it comes to hurricanes this summer -- a parade of three simultaneous hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean over the weekend, plus a rather odd record set in the Atlantic too.
Forestry officials say a potential multi-million dollar claim against a Douglas County resident believed to have accidentally started the Stouts Creek fire is still under consideration.
Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling the Okanogan complex of wildfires.
With all the fires around Douglas County, officials are excited for this incoming front.
A Renton house cat seems to think he's a dog, and his exploits on local hiking trails is earning him celebrity status online.
I ask myself: Why would I want to jump out of this perfectly functioning plane? Then it all happens so fast.
The area east of the Tiller Trail Highway has reopened along with the Threehorn Campground.
"Keeping people out of the woods helps protect the woods,” said CFPA’s John Flannigan. “We don't like it; it affects us too. A lot of folks like to hunt but our main job is to protect the forest, so if that's what's required, that's what we'll do."
“The Forest Service is beginning preliminary analysis to determine the condition of resources in the Calf-Copeland area and what kinds of restoration may be needed,” said Bill Mulholland, North Umpqua District Ranger.
A "hellstorm" of flames apparently enveloped a vehicle that crashed while carrying firefighters battling a blaze in Washington state, killing three of them during an explosive fire season in the arid West.
Craig Fluer was fighting wildfires in Idaho when this "fire whirl" formed.
Fire managers expect to have the Collier Butte Fire contained by the end of the month.
Four baby birds have hatched in recent weeks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Seabird Aviary.
Dozens of large fires are burning in the Northwest, many of them out of control. Residents have been evacuated. Homes have been destroyed. And it's only August 17: the fire danger is forecast to be above normal through September.
Visitors should expect increased delays at the Annie Creek entrance station as all park traffic will be routed through this point during the temporary closure of the north entrance.
Shellfish biologist Scott Groth says it’s because of a historically large bloom of phytoplankton -- a microscopic plant that releases harmful toxins.
The emergency closure includes portions of Forest Service roads 37, 4795, 3703, and 4786.
Nearby residents have been documenting the problem for weeks: tarps strewn in trees, abandoned campsites in the sand, trash scattered on the beachfront.
Extremely dry conditions coupled with active fire in the Forest’s landscape have elevated the potential risk of wildfire throughout the area, officials said.
A lightning fire burning in Crater Lake National Park jumped containment lines last weekend and has now forced the closure of a state highway.
This year, the peak of the Perseid meteor shower is expected to last through the late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning period of Aug. 12-13.
It’s about 6 miles to the top, with around a 4,900-foot gain in elevation. It took us around 7 hours roundtrip.
For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.