Recent storms in Oregon have pushed the Cedar Creek Fire to 55% containment. Find out more here.
Fire crews working the months old Cedar Creek Fire have caught a break with the help from a strong storm that’s blown into the Oregon.
Saturday’s fire update listed accumulating snow instead of more acres burned.
“With much lower temperatures, higher relative humidity, and considerable precipitation expected over the next few days, fire activity is expected to decrease substantially, with the possibility of 3 – 5 inches of snow in the fire area. However, some smoldering will continue in the fire area,” the update read.
Firefighters will work patrol and mop up, but scouts will evaluate the impact of high winds and precipitation…
The Siskiyou Mountain Club works in the remote wilderness of Southern Oregon. Find out more about the club and its interns here.
By Ian McCluskey (OPB)The only requirement for this summer internship is grit
“How hard could this be?” Tiffani Aryes wondered when she read the description for a summer internship on a trail crew in the remote wilderness of Southwestern Oregon.
Having hiked trails before, she imagined the work being as basic as “throwing a stick aside on a trail and hiking on.”
The internship, offered by the non-profit Siskiyou Mountain Club, was paid, and Aryes needed to earn…