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Yachats, Gem of the Oregon Coast

Looking to the future and the next 50 years, members of the City Council opened a new chapter in the history of Yachats by hiring our first city administrator. The City’s new web site and awareness of the Trails Committee design work led to a discussion about the need for a new city logo. This topic was discussed by the council for a couple of months. A few modifications were suggested; implemented and adopted by the council at the July meeting. The new logo now appears on the city’s main web site.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our community, we hope you will appreciate the new design as a symbol of renewal and a celebration of all the qualities that make Yachats the Gem of the Oregon Coast.

Current News

Firewood cutting permits available on the Siuslaw National Forest 10/3/2018

Contact: Siuslaw National Forest offices in Corvallis (541-750-7000), Hebo (503-392-5100), Reedsport (541-271-6000), or Waldport (541-563-8400).

 (Corvallis, OR) October 3, 2018 - Firewood cutting season is beginning on the Siuslaw National Forest and will continue through February 28, 2019. Firewood permits can be purchased Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Waldport and Reedsport District offices on the Central Coast Ranger District and at the Hebo Ranger District office. Permits are also available on Wednesdays at the supervisor's office in Corvallis for the Central Coast Ranger District.

 Requests for commercial permits must made in advance at any district office and could take up to two weeks for approval. Permits are required regardless if the firewood is for personal use or to be sold commercially. Anyone interested in purchasing a permit is encouraged to contact their nearest national forest office for details.

 Hebo Ranger District: Permits for personal use go on sale beginning October 9th. The cost is $10/cord with a two cord minimum purchase and six cord maximum per calendar year. Commercial permits go on sale beginning October 10. The cost is $20/cord with a six cord minimum purchase and 30 days to harvest the wood from date of permit purchase. Areas are designated for either commercial or personal use and firewood collection is only permitted in those areas. Additional “fall your own” areas may become available for purchase later this fall or winter. Interested buyers are encouraged to contact the Hebo Ranger District for more information. Preliminary packets about available areas are ready for pickup.

 Central Coast Ranger District: Personal use permits are now on sale now at both the Waldport and Reedsport district offices, as well as the supervisor’s office in Corvallis. There will be a reduced supply of personal use permits due to a current shortage of harvestable wood. Green Alder permits will be available at various locations. Individuals may purchase a commercial permit for up to a maximum of 15 cords. The cost for commercial permits is $20/cord with a six cord minimum and 15 cord maximum, with 30 days to harvest the wood from date of permit purchase. A commercial cutter can request up to 2 permits at one time.  All firewood permits are issued in person with a valid ID and the permit holder must be present when the wood is harvested.

 Across the forest, firewood harvesting must occur in designated cutting areas only. Maps are available for review at district offices prior to purchasing a permit and will also be issued at the time of permit sales.

 When collecting firewood, harvesters are reminded to:

  • Adhere to provisions listed on their permit
  • Clean up cutting area, scattering or removing debris from wood cutting
  • Keep firewood lengths to 6 feet or less when transporting
  • Accurately record quantities cut on their removal cards and firmly attach load tags to the transported wood

 If collecting only limbs, chunks of wood or bark for personal use only, firewood gatherers should request a free-use permit. No power equipment can be used when gathering free-use firewood. Free-use permittees cannot gather their firewood within cutting areas designated for paid permittees. Failure to comply with provisions on any firewood permit may result in fines up to $5,000, forfeiture of the permit or both.

 For more information or to obtain a permit, contact a Siuslaw National Forest office in Corvallis (541-750-7000), Hebo (503-392-5100), Reedsport (541-271-6000), or Waldport (541-563-8400).

Florence Yachats Connector 8/16/2018

Please see the flier for details on this service


Budget 2018-19 7/1/2018

City Council Vision

Our village is a place where natural resources are valued and protected, where diversity is celebrated, and where a vibrant economy and sense of community pride create and recreate a living spirit. Yachats cares not just for its citizens’ basic needs but also supports them in their efforts to excel mentally, physically, artistically, and spiritually. It is a community with an enduring sense of itself.

Upcoming City Meetings More…

  • Planning Commission

    12/18/2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Yachats Academy

    12/19/2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Parks & Commons Comm.

    12/20/2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Council Work Session

    1/2/2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Emergency Planning

    1/3/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Public Works & Streets Comm.

    1/8/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Finance Committee

    1/9/2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Council Meeting

    1/9/2019 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM