News Releases

Fern Ridge controlled burn may impact Highway 126

Published Sept. 16, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers alerts motorists in the Eugene, Ore., area that a controlled ecological burn planned for southeast of Fern Ridge Reservoir this week may cause intermittent delays to traffic on Oregon State Highway 126 between Eugene and Veneta.

The Corps and its partners believe that a light low-level offshore wind may develop Thursday, potentially producing favorable burn conditions for the 80-acre Fisher Butte Unit near the intersection of Highway 126 and Fisher Road.

The best conditions for burning are usually between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wind conditions should keep smoke off the highway, but flaggers will be deployed to temporarily stop traffic if motorist safety becomes an issue.

The Corps and its partners conduct planned controlled ecological burns on lands in the southern Willamette Valley to protect and restore valuable biological diversity in prairie and savanna ecosystems. In addition, controlled ecological burns reduce the risks of wildfires to local residences through the removal of standing dead vegetation.

For the latest information about proposed ecological burns, visit the Willamette Valley Prescribed Fire Facebook page at, or call the Willamette Valley Prescribed Fire information line at 541-683-6970. A map of proposed burn units is available at
Scott Clemans

Release no. 13-048

How to Subscribe to RSS

Edge Browser Instructions
1. Visit the Microsoft Edge Add-on store:
2. Search for “rss feed reader”:
3. Click “Get” Next to “Feeder – RSS Feed Reader”, then Confirm by clicking “Add Extension”
4.​ Setup your feeds: Search for feeds one-by-one, browse the library of sites or import feeds with OP

Microsoft Outlook Instructions
1. In Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder and choose Add a New RSS Feed.
2. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, enter the URL of the RSS Feed.
Enter the URL for the RSS Feed

Tip: If you need help finding the RSS feed URL on a website, look for an RSS icon.
 Button image Right-click that icon, and then copy the shortcut to the Clipboard.
Press Ctrl+V to paste the information from the Clipboard into the RSS Feed location box.
Choose Add > OK.Additional Subscription Information: Microsoft How to Subscribe to RSS feed in Outlook

Google Chrome Instructions
Chrome Extension allows RSS Feed Subscriptions

Free RSS Feed Reader