Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association Annual Dinner and Program
569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
Program: 2018 Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Season Review and a Look Ahead. After 151 days, the 2018 fire season finally ended on Monday, October 29. Fire season proved to be challenging throughout the Southwest Oregon District due to high temperatures and, and in particular, a lightning storm that rolled through the area on July 15. The preliminary totals for the season show Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) firefighters tackling 348 wildland fires totaling roughly 50,000 acres. Special Guest Speaker: Dave Larson, District Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry, Medford. Dave has over 25 years of experience in the southern Oregon area, with a long ODF background in fire and forestry operations of all types.