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Replanting Our Nation’s Forests
Forest OverviewJosephine and Douglas Counties are a beautiful forest setting in southwestern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Forestry is responsible for the restoration of this area following the devastating 2013 Douglas Complex Fires. The area is well known for its recreational value and wildlife habitat. There are also several well known riparian areas such as Dad’s Creek, Mill Creek Reservoir, and Cow Creek that have been adversely affected by the 2013 fire season.
Douglas Complex Needs Our HelpThe need to act quickly is of critical importance. The 48,000 acre fire burned so severely in some areas that the microorganisms in the soil were killed, creating a sterile soil prone to erosion, landslides, and sedimentation of streams. Newly planted trees can help stabilize the forest floor and protect this vital resource surrounding neighboring communities -- communities like Glendale, Wolf Creek, Sunny Valley, and Azalea that need our help. Now is the time to act.