McKenzie River Ranger District

Setting firesControlled fires will happen from now through June
MCKENZIE BRIDGE: The arrival of spring means fire personnel are busy preparing for controlled burns on the McKenzie River Ranger District. This season, several controlled burns that total 182 acres will be ignited near Blue River Reservoir, east of Smith Reservoir, and near Frissell Crossing campground on Forest Service Road 19.

Ranger district lobbyMCKENZIE BRIDGE: Visitors seeking information on hiking trails and other recreational opportunities won’t find it at their usual connection point this summer.

YCC crewRanger districts looking for workers
Young men or women born between August 8th, 1996, and June 16th, 1999 are eligible for summer employment with the Forest Service. The McKenzie River and Middle Fork ranger districts have openings for summer  employment  under  the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).
Applications will be accepted from January 10th through February 14th, 2014.

McKenzie mapMCKENZIE BRIDGE: The recent release of the McKenzie River Corridor Map has been proven to be popular among boaters and fishing enthusiasts who use the McKenzie River.

Hand Lake fireMCKENZIE BRIDGE: A small fire near Hand Lake grew to nine acres by Sunday afternoon and firefighters have kept it at that size ever since.

USFS press releaseFirefighters are responding to several dozen small fires across the Willamette National Forest. Thunderstorms that occurred over the past two days produced over 2,000 lightning strikes.

8/3/13 Update on Fires in Willamette National Forest

Wayne ChevalierForty-four percent of the land on the McKenzie River Ranger District is designated Wilderness. Within those areas power tools are prohibited. How to keep 260 miles of trails clear of fallen trees? Reach for a cross-cut saw.

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