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Smoke Management Program
Stack Burning Not Allowed
The 2009 Oregon Legislature limited the number of acres that can be Stack Burned in the Willamette Valley to 1000 acres per year through 2012, thereafter, none.
 
Willamette Valley Field Burning Rules Revisions
Changes to the Smoke Management (Field Burning) Program

The 2009 Oregon Legislature adopted Senate Bill 528 reducing the number of acres that grass seed growers in the Willamette Valley can burn.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) manages the Smoke Management Program under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
 
More Information
ODA Smoke Management Program (503) 986-4701

Burning questions - A guide to burning regulations in the Willamette Valley
Burning questions - A guide to burning regulations in the Willamette Valley (370K pdf)
A printable brochure with information you need to know before you burn. 

Smoke Management
Grass seed and cereal grain growers in the Willamette Valley burn their fields to control weed, pest, and disease contaminants; enhance seed yields; meet seed quality standards; stimulate plant production; and remove waste residues.
 
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