September 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
RE: CTCLUSI Forest Lands Closure
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) are announcing the closure of all Tribal forest lands due to extreme fire conditions until further notice.
Wildland fires continue to threaten life, property and resources throughout the western states of Washington, Oregon and California. We join our Federal, State and private land management partners in this closure during these extreme and dangerous fire conditions. The combination of high heat, significant wind events and dry conditions, combined with regional limitations of our wildland fire fighters and resource support, have contributed to these unprecedented events. We offer our prayers and support to all those involved in meeting the demands of this threat.