Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tillamook State Forest Volunteers ROCK!

Successfully SOLVED!

Before: Cascade Cruisers prepare to tackle a dumpsite.
On Saturday, April 22, seventy-two volunteers braved the coastal climate to help clean-up garbage and invasive plants in the Tillamook state Forest as part of the annual SOLVE Earth Day clean-up.


At the end of the day, these fantastic folks, working with four Forestry staff members, had filled two, 20-yard dumpsters with garbage ranging from a queen sized mattress set to a sectional sofa to several pick-up loads of target shooting trash, collected 52 tires and pulled scotch broom while cleaning up storm debris at one of the campgrounds.

A huge thank-you goes out to everyone who rallied in the rain to remove the refuse.  The Tillamook State Forest is lucky to have volunteers like you!

After:  Garbage gone!  On to the next dumpsite!


Clubs and Organizations represented included:
  • Cascade Cruisers
  • Friends of Wayne Naillon
  • Gitout.com
  • Jolly Jeepers
  • Oregon Equestrian Trails (Northwest Chapter)
  • Oregon Hunters Association
  • ORNet
  • Pacific Coast Rover Club
  • Tillamook State Forest Trail Patrol
  • TrashNoLands.org
  • TrashNoLands.org set up at the Beaver Dam Rock Pit for the day to collect garbage and to distribute information about safe target shooting.
  • Trucks in Tight Spots Off-Road



Special thanks goes out to our site partners:

  • SOLVE for helping to recruit volunteers and for providing clean-up supplies.
  • SWATCO Sanitary, Inc of Banks for donating the dumpsters and hauling service.
  • ODOT for providing the staging area for volunteer registration and dumpsters.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Diamond Mill Closed

Diamond Mill OHV Staging Area is CLOSED due to an enhancement project. Project work is underway to address drainage issues, remove hazard trees, create additional parking, relocate the learner loop and reduce pit riding. 

Please use Cedar Creek OHV Staging Area during the closure.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Beaver Dam Rock Pit CLOSED

The Beaver Dam Rock Pit (aka Browns Camp Shooting Pit) will be CLOSED to all public use effective 1:00 AM on Friday, April 14, 2017.  

This closure is for an industrial gravel hauling project that will be running equipment and multiple gravel trucks in the pit seven days a week.  There is no set end date for this project as yet.

Both the ODF website and TSF Blog will be updated as information about the length of the closure becomes available.

If you head out to the woods to shoot during this closure please take the time to learn about the area you are planning to visit to ensure you select a safe location for your shooting activity as there are recreation facilities and trails located all through the forest along the Highway 6 corridor.


Thanks for respecting this closure!