Siuslaw National Forest

Siuslaw National Forest The official Siuslaw National Forest page is a combined effort of Discover Your Northwest and the Siuslaw National Forest. Official comment policy: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/usda-comment-policy

Four major rivers flow out of the Siuslaw National Forest into the Pacific Ocean: the Nestucca, Alsea, Siuslaw, and Umpqua providing excellent habitat for anadromous fish. Many other smaller streams and tributaries add to the annual route salmon and steelhead take to their ancestral spawning ground. Abundant rainfall and mild winters provide growing conditions for a variety of vegetation species. The Siuslaw’s temperate rain forest, coastal influence, ocean-forest interface, relatively young Douglas-fir forest, and cultural history make it unique among all other national forests. The Siuslaw has two distinct vegetation zones, Sitka spruce and western hemlock. The hardy Sitka spruce zone grows where the coast influence of mild temperatures, winds, and dense fog discourage other types of vegetation. Western hemlock grows well in shade beneath the dense Douglas-fire canopy. As Douglas fir matures, western hemlock takes over. Both zones contain freshwater, upland, offshore, and estuarine habitats that support a wide variety of vegetation, fish, and wildlife. The climate of the Siuslaw is best described as a Pacific maritime with recorded rainfall of up to 100 inches per year in some parts of the Forest. Temperatures are moderate, averaging in the '30s to '40s during the winter with a very occasional snowfall. Summers are warm and dry, with cooler temperatures along the coast, warming up as you travel inland.

Operating as usual

⚠ Road Maintenance ⚠An alternate route will be required to access Horse Creek Camp from Highway 101. Forest Road 58, als...
04/30/2021

⚠ Road Maintenance ⚠

An alternate route will be required to access Horse Creek Camp from Highway 101. Forest Road 58, also known as Herman Cape Road, will be blocked for road maintenance during the first two weeks of May. Please use Forest Road 5800-789, towards Dry Lake Horse Camp, for access to Horse Creek Camp.

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⚠ Road Maintenance ⚠

An alternate route will be required to access Horse Creek Camp from Highway 101. Forest Road 58, also known as Herman Cape Road, will be blocked for road maintenance during the first two weeks of May. Please use Forest Road 5800-789, towards Dry Lake Horse Camp, for access to Horse Creek Camp.

https://go.usa.gov/xHmTk

"The Earth is what we all have in common" Wendell Berry#HappyEarthDay today and everyday 🌎https://vimeo.com/539893217
04/22/2021
Earth Day with Woodsy Owl

"The Earth is what we all have in common"
Wendell Berry

#HappyEarthDay today and everyday 🌎

https://vimeo.com/539893217

Celebrate Earth Day by doing our part to protect our beautiful natural lands. Be sure to follow these five guidelines: 1. Pack it in, pack it out, 2. Keep our waterways…

04/19/2021

The
Northwest Youth Corps, U.S. Department of Agriculture &
U.S. Forest Service welcomes applications for a Community Engagement & Education Coordinator Resource Assistant position. Do work that matters in some of the most beautiful places on Earth! Learn more:

https://nwyouthcorps.org/m/OurPrograms/ConservationInterns

If you love...✅Outdoor Recreation✅Conservation Education✅Building an Inclusive CommunityThen apply to join our team as t...
04/16/2021

If you love...
✅Outdoor Recreation
✅Conservation Education
✅Building an Inclusive Community

Then apply to join our team as the Community Engagement and Education Coordinator Resource Assistant. Applications are being accepted through our partners Northwest Youth Corps until April 25, 2021.

https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/pdf/CIP/SNF_CERA2021.pdf

https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/OurPrograms/ConservationInterns

If you love...
✅Outdoor Recreation
✅Conservation Education
✅Building an Inclusive Community

Then apply to join our team as the Community Engagement and Education Coordinator Resource Assistant. Applications are being accepted through our partners Northwest Youth Corps until April 25, 2021.

https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/pdf/CIP/SNF_CERA2021.pdf

https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/OurPrograms/ConservationInterns

Follow US National Weather Service Portland Oregon for more updates.
04/16/2021

Follow US National Weather Service Portland Oregon for more updates.

The calendar says April, but we'll have elevated fire danger Friday and part of Saturday. With warm and breezy conditions expected, avoid outdoor burning and monitor restrictions in effect for your locale.

We're looking for a special use concessionaire. 🏕One special use permit will be issued to a concessionaire to provide hi...
04/15/2021

We're looking for a special use concessionaire. 🏕

One special use permit will be issued to a concessionaire to provide high-quality public services in the operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities (11 campgrounds, 8 day-use areas). Applications are due by June 14; officials anticipate the special use permit will be effective beginning January 1, 2022.

Visit our website for more information:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/siuslaw/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD902644

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/siuslaw/home/?cid=FSEPRD902594&width=full

We're looking for a special use concessionaire. 🏕

One special use permit will be issued to a concessionaire to provide high-quality public services in the operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities (11 campgrounds, 8 day-use areas). Applications are due by June 14; officials anticipate the special use permit will be effective beginning January 1, 2022.

Visit our website for more information:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/siuslaw/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD902644

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/siuslaw/home/?cid=FSEPRD902594&width=full

04/09/2021
Wasson Lake, Devil's Staircase Wilderness

Wasson Lake appears to be still as it rests between flows of the newly designated Wild and Scenic River Wasson Creek in the Devil's Staircase Wilderness area.

The Siuslaw National Forest and the BLM Oregon & Washington(Bureau of Land Management) are seeking public input to inform the Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the Wasson Creek and Franklin Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers. This scoping period is the first part of the formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for the CRMP and comments should be received by April 23, 2021 for full consideration.

https://go.usa.gov/xstfK

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As weather permits, the Siuslaw National Forest will begin pile burning today at the Blodgett Work Center near Yachats, ...
04/06/2021

As weather permits, the Siuslaw National Forest will begin pile burning today at the Blodgett Work Center near Yachats, OR. It is anticipated to produce heavy smoke around 10am through noon, and the smoke may be visible from Hwy 101. Light smoke may linger, but it should be clear by the weekend. Firefighters and engine crews will be on scene during the duration of this pile burn.

If you are unsure whether smoke or a fire is from a planned pile burn, members of the public can contact their local fire department or the Eugene Interagency Communication Center at 541-225-6400 for more information.

As weather permits, the Siuslaw National Forest will begin pile burning today at the Blodgett Work Center near Yachats, OR. It is anticipated to produce heavy smoke around 10am through noon, and the smoke may be visible from Hwy 101. Light smoke may linger, but it should be clear by the weekend. Firefighters and engine crews will be on scene during the duration of this pile burn.

If you are unsure whether smoke or a fire is from a planned pile burn, members of the public can contact their local fire department or the Eugene Interagency Communication Center at 541-225-6400 for more information.

Last Call! Today is the last day to apply for these openings on the Siuslaw National Forest.
04/05/2021

Last Call! Today is the last day to apply for these openings on the Siuslaw National Forest.

04/02/2021
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Looking for a way to build community in the PNW? Our partners Northwest Youth Corps are now hiring Conservation Interns. Follow the link below to see job descriptions and application deadlines. 🌲🥾💻

¿Busca una forma de construir una comunidad en el PNW? Nuestros socios Northwest Youth Corps están contratando pasantes de conservación. Siga el enlace a continuación para ver las descripciones de los puestos y los plazos de solicitud. 🌲🥾💻

https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/OurPrograms/ConservationInterns

The Conservation Internship Program is designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program is a cooperative effort designed to address community, environmental, and r...

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth we’re celebrating the accomplishments of Traci. Traci is the Recreation and Lands Progra...
03/31/2021

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth we’re celebrating the accomplishments of Traci. Traci is the Recreation and Lands Program Lead and Landscape Architect for the Hebo Ranger District. With 34 years in the Forest Service, follow along as she recounts her triumphs and challenges in her own words.

“I have a passion for the outdoors and connecting people to nature. My work in my college landscape architecture program was centered around designing for recreation and play… and how playfulness in nature strengthens the human spirit. I love being a part of the Forest Service’s vital role as our county’s largest source for healthy, beautiful ecosystems that provide our clean water, fresh air, and connection to nature. This connection to nature, to restore and empower the sacredness of the human spirit, is the core reason why I am with the U.S. Forest Service.

Being a part of offering access to a range of abilities, to beautiful areas on national forest lands makes me proud. I created several accessibility trails on the North Fork John Day RD that are still in use today. I also was on the team to create the Drift Creek Falls trail and suspension bridge, here on the Hebo District. Being able to visit a project that is very successful and important in people’s lives is wonderful. We have had several engagement proposals on the bridge, as well as grandparents eager to bring their grandkids to make lifelong memories… to me that is what the national forest is all about.

My biggest challenge has been with the onset of COVID-19 and the need for people to wear masks and/or having virtual meetings with people who do not have their video on. I was born with only hearing low range vowel sounds, so I read lips and body language to form pictures of spoken words in my mind, that I then can form into sentences. I learned to speak through years of speech therapy and I was forbidden to learn sign language, so I would be part of ‘normal’ society. Most people whom I meet do not even realize I am hearing impaired because I do so well… however, the masks or lack of video in meetings dramatically increases the energy needed to make sense of the limited sounds I hear. Every day since last March, I am reminded of being hearing impaired, but most folks have been very willing to make adjustments once they understand, so I am very thankful.”

Traci concludes that she is grateful for the opportunities the Forest Service provides to live and work in diverse locations and the impacts it has had on her life. “Moving to the Siuslaw, I met my husband, who was the district fisheries biologist, while I was working down on the Oregon Dunes.”

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth we’re celebrating the accomplishments of Traci. Traci is the Recreation and Lands Program Lead and Landscape Architect for the Hebo Ranger District. With 34 years in the Forest Service, follow along as she recounts her triumphs and challenges in her own words.

“I have a passion for the outdoors and connecting people to nature. My work in my college landscape architecture program was centered around designing for recreation and play… and how playfulness in nature strengthens the human spirit. I love being a part of the Forest Service’s vital role as our county’s largest source for healthy, beautiful ecosystems that provide our clean water, fresh air, and connection to nature. This connection to nature, to restore and empower the sacredness of the human spirit, is the core reason why I am with the U.S. Forest Service.

Being a part of offering access to a range of abilities, to beautiful areas on national forest lands makes me proud. I created several accessibility trails on the North Fork John Day RD that are still in use today. I also was on the team to create the Drift Creek Falls trail and suspension bridge, here on the Hebo District. Being able to visit a project that is very successful and important in people’s lives is wonderful. We have had several engagement proposals on the bridge, as well as grandparents eager to bring their grandkids to make lifelong memories… to me that is what the national forest is all about.

My biggest challenge has been with the onset of COVID-19 and the need for people to wear masks and/or having virtual meetings with people who do not have their video on. I was born with only hearing low range vowel sounds, so I read lips and body language to form pictures of spoken words in my mind, that I then can form into sentences. I learned to speak through years of speech therapy and I was forbidden to learn sign language, so I would be part of ‘normal’ society. Most people whom I meet do not even realize I am hearing impaired because I do so well… however, the masks or lack of video in meetings dramatically increases the energy needed to make sense of the limited sounds I hear. Every day since last March, I am reminded of being hearing impaired, but most folks have been very willing to make adjustments once they understand, so I am very thankful.”

Traci concludes that she is grateful for the opportunities the Forest Service provides to live and work in diverse locations and the impacts it has had on her life. “Moving to the Siuslaw, I met my husband, who was the district fisheries biologist, while I was working down on the Oregon Dunes.”

Come join us as a Trail Ambassador on the Oregon Coast with our partners Trailkeepers of Oregon. 🌅🌲🌄
03/30/2021

Come join us as a Trail Ambassador on the Oregon Coast with our partners Trailkeepers of Oregon. 🌅🌲🌄

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth we’re celebrating the accomplishments of Lola Coombe, one of the many women we’re proud ...
03/26/2021

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth we’re celebrating the accomplishments of Lola Coombe, one of the many women we’re proud to call our colleague. Lola is a project engineer for the Siuslaw National Forest. Most of her work focuses on civil engineering and road projects including research, design, contract development, bridge inspections, and mentoring the new engineers. After nearly 30 years with the Forest Service, here’s what she has to say about her experience.

“During college, I didn’t know much about the Forest Service and I had no idea that they hired civil engineers or what the work would include. I was amazed at the various directions I could go with the agency. I started assisting in the facilities area, went on to work with bridges, and eventually ended up in roads. I have known some really wonderful people who have taught me so much and I just love the beauty all around when I’m out doing project work.

I’m proud of how many times I stepped out to try something new, with new people, in a new place. It’s scary jumping into something you don’t really know a lot about. Navigating those experiences created some of my greatest memories and my greatest challenges. I also bumped heads with a few people along the way but, in general, I had great supervisors, coworkers, contractors, etc.

I started with working on facilities projects which included ADA access, roofs, windows, siding, parking areas, campground water systems, sewer systems, something new every time. I did get to do a little of everything on the U.S. Forest Service - Gila National Forest including assisting in a variety of ways with fires. My time at the San Dimas Technology and Development Center gave me several opportunities to deal with road issues all over the US, writing papers and giving presentations at various conferences including the Transportation Research Board. I continued timber bridge research at the #ForestProductsLaboratory working with various universities and traveled all over the US again. I paused my career and took several years off to be a full-time mom, then, went back to working with roads in Oregon, which turned out to be such an interesting area, with the coast’s continuous movement and challenges.

I think the best part about the U.S. Forest Service is that there is so much offered in so many different places. Whatever your interests with your career and your preference in places to live, you can find it. I have more wonderful stories than I can remember and I don’t think I really tried to make it as interesting as it could be.”

#womeninengineering #STEMwomen

Now Hiring!Join us on the beaches, dunes, and trails of the Siuslaw National Forest. Send in your applications for Fores...
03/25/2021

Now Hiring!

Join us on the beaches, dunes, and trails of the Siuslaw National Forest. Send in your applications for Forestry Aid (GS-03) and Forestry Technician (GS-04) seasonal positions in Developed Recreation, OHV, and Maintenance on the Central Coast Ranger District and Hebo Ranger District. These are entry level positions with duty locations in Reedsport, Waldport, or Hebo Oregon. Applications close April 5, 2021.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596195700

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596200700#

03/25/2021
Plover Beach Rope Installation

Crews have been working hard for the past few weeks to install ropes along plover beaches. These ropes are set up as reminders to keep distance from the dry sand where the threated western snowy plovers will be nesting and raising their chicks. Visitors should walk on the hard packed wet sand when visiting plover beaches.

Many Oregon beaches are not used by the plovers and visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities there year round. Information about where beach activities are limited during plover nesting season (March 15 - Sept 15) can be found in the link below or on Oregon State Parks and Siulsaw National Forest websites. #KnowBeforeYouGo

https://go.usa.gov/xszQQ

📢 Public Input Wanted 📢The Siuslaw National Forest and the BLM Oregon & Washington (Bureau of Land Management) are seeki...
03/25/2021

📢 Public Input Wanted 📢

The Siuslaw National Forest and the BLM Oregon & Washington (Bureau of Land Management) are seeking public input to inform the Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the Wasson Creek and Franklin Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers. This scoping period is the first part of the formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for the CRMP and comments should be received by April 23, 2021 for full consideration.

https://go.usa.gov/xstfK

📢 Public Input Wanted 📢

The Siuslaw National Forest and the BLM Oregon & Washington (Bureau of Land Management) are seeking public input to inform the Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the Wasson Creek and Franklin Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers. This scoping period is the first part of the formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for the CRMP and comments should be received by April 23, 2021 for full consideration.

https://go.usa.gov/xstfK

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Question: The Siuslaw Nation Forest doesn't seem to have any of those big "Welcome to Siuslaw Nation Forest"/ "You are leaving Siuslaw Nation Forest" signs like all the other national forests in the state have. Why is that? Or am I wrong? I have been taking pictures next to the other ones in the state and I can't seem to find one for Siuslaw.
Why is the gate still up at Bob Creek? This was reported in June 2020 and yet the gate is still there, just north of the bridge at mile post 170.
I had no luck calling, so I'll try FB. I hope to hike Marys Peak from Connors Camp on Tuesday. I know that we must stick to the road for the final push to the top. My question: is the trailhead open for the East Trail? Thanks!
no info on website, any idea when some trails might re-open after the rain friday?
Any update on when Siuslaw National Forest campgrounds might be opening?
When will Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334 be open for day use?
Just wondering if florence dunes are open yet
How about boat ramps?
When are you going to open boat ramps between Florence and Coos Bay?
Open our dunes if they can golf go to wine tasting rooms and eat in restaurants we should be able to ride. Open our dunes
Why do you still have these closure signs and rope up. They are like trash to me and you are scaring people.