Wildfire smoke is typically a mixture of water vapor, gases, fine particles, and trace minerals from burning fuels like trees and vegetation, other organic components, and, sometimes, building materials.
McDonald-Dunn Research Forest is located a short 15 minute drive north of the OSU campus. Because of its proximity to campus, this Forest is extensively used for university instruction and research. Four distinct forest management themes, even-aged, two-storied and uneven-aged, plus reserved old-growth stands, allow side-by-side comparisons of the effects of implementing these themes.
Hopkins Demonstration Forest is a 140-acre privately-owned forest open to the public for self-guided exploration, tours, workshops, and education programs. We welcome guests during daylight hours, seven days a week throughout the year. Property maps are available at the information kiosk near our main parking area.
Kris Babbs (Keep Oregon Green) and Tom Fields (Oregon Department of Forestry) show you the treatments necessary to help make your home and surrounding property more resilient from a possible fire. Fire can originate in the forest, or even on your own property. Creating your fire safe plan may take a unique approach, because your topography, climate, and surrounds are unique ...
Citizen Fire Academy is a collaborative education and service program designed to increase the outreach capacity of fire agencies and ultimately to maintain and enhance fire-adapted communities. Citizen Fire Academy encourages implementation of defensible space and other Firewise practices and builds human capacity to deal with wildfire through education and volunteer service.
Learn more about the programs we offer under the Citizen Fire Academy Program.