UsE THIS MAP TO FIND ACTIVITIES THAT ARE PLANNED OR HAVING TAKEN PLACE NEAR YOUR COMMUNITY
The interactive map below displays all pesticide (herbicide, fungicide, and insecticide) applications and clear cuts planned on private and state lands in 2021 (as of last update, which will be stated at the end of the map title), based on public information from FERNS provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry (NOTE: this data shows all types of applications/does not separate aerial from ground sprays). The two mile radius around spray units represents the distance that the Oregon Health Authority has affirmed it is possible for aerially sprayed herbicides to drift from the sprayed location (OHA 2013, p. 31 — remember, though, not all the sprays on this map are aerial). The last legend item, “Drinking Water Source Areas”, allows you to see where activities are planned within the watershed of a surface water source that provides drinking water to a municipality (click on the blue area to see which municipal DWSA is shown).
Clicking on one of the shapes of a sprayed area will tell you the landowner, operation name, and give the link to the full report on FERNS where you can see more details (a list of chemicals and the type of application, operator name, time frame, etc). If you want to look for operations in a particular area, click on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the map and enter an address or town. For best results, we recommend using this in a web browser rather than mobile device. For a full screen image, use this link.
Please share this map with your community! We are hoping this will be a useful tool for people living near industrial forestry lands by making notification information more accessible and easy to view.
This map project was put together by volunteers from Coast Range Forest Watch, a grassroots organization on the southern Oregon coast. CRFW also created and maintains this website as part of the Spray Free Coast campaign. Feel free to contact CRFW with any questions or feedback!