Western Bigfoot Researchers Organization

Western Bigfoot Researchers Organization

Hi my name is Krysta Garrison, I have started the W.B.R.O. to help ensure proper discovery and resea


Cold fronts are beginning to blow in! If you find a bat where it should not be, such as lying on the ground or roosting on the side of a building, it needs your help!

If you find a bat, please call us at 940-325-3404 or locate a rescuer near you using our rescue map linked in the comments below.


𝙁𝙄𝙍𝙀 𝘿𝘼𝙉𝙂𝙀𝙍 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙄𝙁𝙋𝙇 𝙄𝙉𝘾𝙍𝙀𝘼𝙎𝙀: Due to dry vegetation, hot conditions, and numerous active fires in the region, the fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Jackson and Josephine counties will increase to “extreme” (red) at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023, and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will increase to Level 3 (three). These regulations impact 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management lands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District.

Beginning Saturday morning at 12:01 a.m., the following public fire restrictions will take effect:

• The use of power saws is prohibited, excluding electric chainsaws.
• The cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited.
• The mowing of dry or dead grass is prohibited.
• The operation of any other spark-emitting internal combustion engine not specifically mentioned above is prohibited.

The following fire prevention regulations are currently in effect and will remain in effect until the fire danger level drops significantly:

• Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, and designated locations.
• Debris burning, including the use of burn barrels, is prohibited.
• Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except in approved fire rings at designated campgrounds. In other locations clear of vegetation, portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
• Fireworks on or within 1/8th of a mile of ODF-protected land are prohibited.
• Any electric fence controller in use shall be listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and operated in compliance with the manufacturer’s fire-safe instructions.
• The use of exploding targets is prohibited.
• The use of tracer ammunition or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base is prohibited.
• Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, may only be used on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except when used for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
• Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2.5 pound or larger fire extinguisher. All-terrain vehicles and motorcycles must be equipped with one 2.5 pound or larger fire extinguisher.

Under IFPL III, the following are prohibited between 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.:

• Power saws at loading sites;
• Loading or hauling of any product or material;
• Blasting;
• Welding, cutting, or grinding of metal;
• Any other spark emitting operation not specifically mentioned.

In addition, the following are permitted to operate overnight to the morning, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., where mechanized equipment capable of constructing fire line is immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start:

• Ground-based operations (tractor/skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovel logging operations);
• Power saws on ground-based operations;
• Rotary head saw feller-bunchers with a continuous Firewatch;
• Non-rotary head saw feller-bunchers;
• Tethered logging - winch-assisted, cable-assisted, traction-assisted, etc. systems, which enable ground- based timber harvesting machines to operate on steep slopes.
This is considered a restricted shutdown and the following activities are not permitted at any time, except as noted:
• Cable yarding systems, except that gravity operated logging systems using non-motorized carriages or approved motorized carriages may operate between 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., when all blocks and moving lines are suspended at least 10 feet above the ground (except the line between the carriage and the chokers).

In addition, pursuant to ORS 477.665 and OAR 629-043-0030, the fire watch requirement for this level is reduced from a minimum of three hours to a minimum of two hours during breaks and at the end of the operation period.

For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District’s fire season restrictions, visit our website, www.swofire.com.


NEWS RELEASE: Flat Fire Update-July 16, 2023

Current estimated size for the Flat Fire, which is located in Oak Flat, which is two miles SW of Agness is 2000-3000 acres.

Due to high winds and steep terrain, the fire grew rapidly since reported at around 6:00 p.m. yesterday. Numerous ground resources and a robust air response engaged the fire, but despite these efforts, fire behavior was extreme with ¼ mile spotting and fire spread on both sides of the Illinois River.

Last night we worked on the east flank with a CFPA dozer, engines and a handcrew to protect the community of Oak Flat. The Incident Commander (IC) and engines were engaged on the fire throughout the night.

Additional resources will be arriving this morning and throughout the day. A Type III IC will be taking the fire this morning and NW Team 6 is enroute to the fire with an inbrief scheduled for 4:00 p.m. today.

Extensive air resources will be utilized throughout the day, as well as an aggressive response from ground resources. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is committed to protecting the communities of Oak Flat and Agness and will continue to work to keep the fire as small as possible. Weather conditions and terrain are not favorable and rapid growth is expected over the next few days.

Weather conditions are expected to be similar today with winds picking up in the afternoon and early evening. As always, we ask the public to exercise caution and follow all fire restrictions in place.


Happy 4th 😊

Photos from Josephine County Emergency Management's post 27/08/2022

Very close to my research area!!! Grave Creek Projet 👀⛰️👣🔥🏞


Aerial shot captured at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon 🏔️

📸 NASA Earth Observations (NEO)




Found this map at the Bigfoot store in California on our way back from a great few days down in Ukiah. It'll go along well with the other's I've collected. It was marked down to $5 so couldn't resist. On the back it has a Rogue River Oregon address. It's my first time seeing this map, glad to have it in my collection. 😎👣😉👣


Going camping? Be like these guys and Leave No Trace.

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Timeline photos 17/05/2022

This time of year, our Community Service Officers field calls from concerned citizens about fawns that appear abandoned. Here's what they want you to know: the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife should be your primary contact for these concerns, and in the meantime, please don't disturb, touch or move baby animals. According to ODFW, many wild critters end up losing any chance of survival when they’re removed from the wild, even if it’s only for a brief time. Does spend the majority of the day away from their young to forage for food and reduce the risk of a predator finding the fawn. Some folks mistake these fawns as abandoned and remove them from the wild, severely reducing their chance at survival. Please help us support ODFW, and leave young wildlife alone.

Timeline photos 17/05/2022

Beautiful!!!! ❤


Photos from Matthew Newman Photography's post 17/05/2022


Recent Additions to the BFRO Sightings Database 07/04/2022

Some recent experiences/sightings reported to in 2022

Recent Additions to the BFRO Sightings Database February 2013; California, Humboldt County (Class B) - Four witnesses in a vehicle see a probable sasquatch 1 mile north of Trinidad


Busy birds this morning. 🐦🪶🐦🪶🐦



It is with heavy hearts that we report Samuel McKown was located deceased today in his vehicle following a single motor vehicle crash on Hwy 234. Next of kin has been notified.

JCSO Search and Rescue (SAR) fixed-wing aircraft spotted his vehicle while conducting a coordinated search effort with ground crews and K9. JCSO Medical Examiner detectives and Oregon State Police troopers are investigating the crash.

Thank you to the SAR volunteers that came out to help search. Our hearts go out to Samuel’s family. Please respect their privacy in this time of grieving.

Original Post (12/9/21)


JCSO Case #6453

JCSO Search and Rescue is attempting to locate a missing person last seen December 1, in the Shady Cove area. He is considered missing and endangered. Samuel was driving a 1989 Nissan truck with Oregon license plate 361CUG.

If you have contact with this missing person please contact Sergeant Shawn Richards at (541) 774-6801 or through Dispatch at (541) 776-7206.

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Busy birds this morning. 🐦🪶🐦🪶🐦