Prescribed fo​rest burning

Prescribed forest burning is a valuable tool to prepare a logged site for replanting of trees. And by reducing excess fuels, it also lowers the risk of wildfires. Under the Oregon Smoke Management Plan, ODF meteorologists regulate the number and size of burns, based on weather and wind conditions, to minimize smoke intrusion into populated areas.
ODF's smoke management section has developed two computer aids to calculate fuel consumption for the Oregon Smoke Management system. They are Automatic Calculation of Slash Tonnage (ACOST) and Pile Calculation of Slash Tonnage (PCOST). The applications may be used as planning aids. Information entered may be changed to show consumption under varied fuel moisture conditions. ​​​
Outdoor burning

In some areas of Oregon, backyard burning permits are issued by ODF. More information.​