SCOFMP announces Spring Prescribed Fire Season in South Central Oregon

SCOFMP announces Spring Prescribed Fire Season in South Central Oregon

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Spring weather has arrived in South Central Oregon, and fire managers on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, and Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management will be applying prescribed fire to the landscape.

Prescribed fire is used by fire managers to improve forest heath and wildlife habitat, and to reduce hazardous fuels to minimize the threat of high-intensity, severe wildfires in our area.  Applying prescribed fire is a part of our continued commitment to protect communities and natural resources from wildfires.

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Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Registration open for 13th annual History Fitness Hike

Historic sites between Fort Klamath and Kimball State Park will be explored during the 13th annual History Fitness Hike on May 4.

The hike coincides with a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Kimball State Park. The event is cosponsored by the Klamath County Museum, the YMCA of Klamath Falls, and Oregon State Parks. Registration deadline is April 26.

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Draft Wolf Plan available for review

Draft Wolf Plan available for review

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently released its draft proposed Wolf Conservation and Management plan for public review. The Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to vote on the Plan at its June 7 meeting in Salem.

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Take some tips from Smokey and burn safely

Take some tips from Smokey and burn safely

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The spring open burn window begins Saturday, April 13. Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials urge residents to use fire safely.

Smokey Bear is 75 this year and he has a number of tips to safely burn yard debris. According to Smokeybear.com, 88 percent of all wildfires in 2017 were human caused.

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Recreation Report for April 11 - Area fishing reports are in

Recreation Report for April 11 - Area fishing reports are in

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: Time is running out to report your 2018 hunt, Youth turkey season this weekend, Take the family fishing, Best bests for weekend fishing, and Area fishing reports.

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Flooding in Lakeview [VIDEO]

Flooding in Lakeview [VIDEO]

Lakeview, Oregon - Even though waters have begun to recede, there are still road closures in effect, active pumping operations and cleanup activities in the Lakeview area following a flood event which peaked early this morning.

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Reclamation begins flood control operations on Upper Klamath Lake

Reclamation begins flood control operations on Upper Klamath Lake

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. The Bureau of Reclamation announced the beginning of flood control operations on the Upper Klamath Lake with increased releases continuing today. The public is urged to take all necessary precautions, including avoiding high-water areas, on or near the Link or Klamath rivers (including below Keno and J.C. Boyle dams) while flows are elevated.

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Lava Beds to host living history event

Lava Beds to host living history event

Tulelake, California— History will come alive on Saturday, May 11th, during the Lava Bed National Monument's annual Timeline Living History event.

This very special event highlights the storied history of the Tule Lake Basin.

Groups of local volunteers, including the Cascade Civil War Society and the Mount Mazama Mountain Men, will join National Park Service staff and other volunteers in portraying different time periods from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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‘Chilouqin Skies’ star party postponed

‘Chilouqin Skies’ star party postponed

The “Chiloquin Skies Star Party,” originally scheduled for April 6, has been postponed due to a forecast for cloudy skies over the next several days.

The event, to be held at Spink Park in west Chiloquin, is cosponsored by the City of Chiloquin and the Klamath County Museum. For more information contact Michelle Ochoa at (541) 783-2600.

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Native plant sales, walks planned

Native plant sales, walks planned

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A series of events designed to encourage use of native plants in landscaping and restoration projects will be offered in Klamath Falls this year.

The events are cosponsored by the Klamath Soil and Water Conservation District, the Klamath County Museum and the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

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Klamath Basin refuges accepting cooperative farming proposals

Klamath Basin refuges accepting cooperative farming proposals

Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex is seeking to contract with local producers for cooperative farming privileges on 3,501 acres at Lower Klamath NWR and 460 acres at Tule Lake NWR. All growers are welcome to apply and contracts are for crop share, meaning the resulting crop is shared by the cooperator and the refuge. Growers are responsible for all growing costs, and the refuge provides land.  

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Citizens for Safe Schools to host mini golf tournament fundraiser, April 14

Citizens for Safe Schools to host mini golf tournament fundraiser, April 14

Citizens for Safe Schools will be hosting a Miniature Golf Tournament fundraiser to support their Kids in the Middle youth mentoring program. This fundraiser will be held at the Running Y Resort Mini-Golf Course on Sunday April 14th starting at 1:30pm.

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Department of the Interior celebrates recover of the Gray Wolf with proposal to return management to states, tribes

Department of the Interior celebrates recover of the Gray Wolf with proposal to return management to states, tribes

The gray wolf, an iconic species of the American West, had all but disappeared from landscape in the lower 48 states by the early 20th century. Now it roams free in nine states and is stable and healthy throughout its current range. This constitutes one of the greatest comebacks for an animal in U.S. conservation history. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is re-affirming the success of this recovery with a proposal to remove all gray wolves from protection under Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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