Siuslaw National Forest changing to fire precaution level 2, effective today, July 25.
Forest Operators and Purchasers may only operate the following between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. during an IFPL 2:
o power saws except at loading sites;
o cable yarding;
o welding or cutting of metal.
Operators are required to stay in the area for one hour after equipment is shut down at the end of each day.
The forest has no fire restrictions for the public in place, but asks that visitors use caution while enjoying their natural spaces. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:
1. Keep camp fires small, in an area that has been cleared down to mineral soil
2. Only burn materials that fit within your campfire ring
3. Extinguish all campfires before leaving—even if you will only be away for a short time
4. Smoke in your vehicle or a cleared area that is at least four square feet wide.
Please remain careful when visiting or traveling throughout the Forest. Report all fires to Coastal Valley Interagency Dispatch Center at 541.750.7024 or call 911.