Several private timberland owners and managers in Western Oregon have closed their land to public access as of Monday.
Due to drought conditions, and above-average temperatures, agencies are predicting a bad fire season in Oregon. According to the Department of Forestry, the state has recorded 521 fires that burned 15,135 acres so far this year. Humans started 93% of those fires.
Companies that have closed their lands to the public in Linn County are: Campbell Global, Giustina Land and Timber, Giustina Resources and Seneca.
According to a statement issued last week, landowners have been mon...