Howard Buford Recreation Area Fully Open to the Public Following Fire 

The Howard Buford Recreation Area, with popular trails around Mt Pisgah, is now fully reopened to the community following a 1.15 acre fire yesterday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still being determined.


Parks officials ask visitors to be careful while on Trail #3, as it goes through the burn area. Visitors are also asked to observe a no-smoking requirement on all trails in Buford Park.


“Yesterday we were able to respond quickly to prevent the fire from becoming significantly bigger,” said Lane County Parks Manager Mike Russell. “Conditions in the park are very dry right now and we ask for all visitors to be vigilant about protecting the park from wildfire. If you see fire or smoldering brush, please call 911 immediately.”