The map below provides a snapshot view of fire season regulation information according to ODF regulated use area. For specific information related to where you live or plan to travel, zoom into the area and click on the map. Areas outside ODF protection, such as the USDA Forest Service, will provide links to other agency fire regulation information.
Do your part to prevent wildfire. Here is a brief summary of fire restrictions that may affect you while visiting or working in an Oregon state forest this fire season:
- No smoking– except in the closed cab of your vehicle (doors on and windows rolled up) or your RV or camp trailer.
- No campfires outside of ODF developed campgrounds and designtated dispersed sites. No charcoal barbecues. (Propane stoves and gas barbecues are OK.)
- No non-industrial use of chainsaws – except as waived by the Forester.
- No motorized vehicles off roads except in designated OHV areas
- Designated OHV trails in areas covered by the waiver for OHV use remain open for use during Level 1 & 2 industrial fire precautions (IFPL).
- Under a Level 3 industrial fire precaution (IFPL 3) trails in areas covered by the waiver for OHV use close but the roads in the OHV areas remain open for riding.
- These areas include the Browns Camp Area, Lyda Camp Area, Jordan Creek Area, Diamond Mill Area, Trask and the BLM Upper Nestucca.
- No fireworks
- No welding, arc/torch cutting or grinding of metal
- No use of heat generated ammunition (tracer rounds) or exploding targets while target shooting
- Required for all vehicles operating in the woods (except dirt bikes and quads)
- 1 gallon of water or a 2.5 pound fire extinguisher
- 1 shovel with an 8 inch blade and at least 26 inches long from the tip of the blade to the tip of the handle
Current corporate closures
On behalf of Oregon Forest & Industries Council's member companies participating in the Corporate Closures Information page, we would wish to say "Thank You" to all for your understanding and adjustments to your summer and fall recreation activities on private timberlands.
The entire Pacific-NW has continued to experience severe drought conditions leaving both public and private forests at an increased risk for wildfire. These extended drought conditions have made forest fuels more susceptible to any ignition source, (no matter how cautious you may be), many activities of which never caused a fire under normal conditions.
We all know we cannot control lightning caused fires...but by implementing access restrictions as a "Prevention" tool, we can attempt to minimize the chance of accidental, yet very damaging and costly wildfires. Reducing the damage potential to natural resources, including both public and private resources (air, water, wildlife habitat), we hope to ensure their sustainable use and availability for the future. These efforts to reduce fire starts also improve public and firefighter safety exposure.
With the focus of our information as wildfire prevention, the page has gone into hibernation but will reappear in time for the 2016 fire season.
Thanks to all the firefighters for their efforts this year, and Thank You for being a strong Prevention Partner.
About Industrial Fire Precaution Levels