The Oregon Smoke Management Plan was developed as a voluntary program in 1969 and adopted as a regulatory program by the State Forester and the Environmental Quality Commission in 1972. The plan is reviewed jointly by the Department of Forestry and the Department of Environmental Quality at five year intervals. These reviews update the Smoke Management Plan and the State Implementation Plan of the federal Clean Air Act.
The plan’s overall purpose is to keep smoke from forestland burning from being carried to Smoke Sensitive Receptor Areas and other areas sensitive to smoke, and to provide maximum opportunity for essential forestland burning while minimizing emissions.
The plan applies to all lands classified as forestland and consists of statutes, rules and directives that implement the program. Below are links to these documents, and a link to the annual reports that provide a record of prescribed burning, alternatives to burning, and emissions associated with prescribed burning and wildfire.
Oregon Revised Statutes (the law)
Oregon Administrative Rules (the implementing regulations)
Oregon Department of Forestry Smoke Management Directive (operational direction)
ACOST and PCOST fuel consumption estimation aids
- Download spreadsheets here
- Basic instructions for fuel consumption estimation programs
- Review smoke management program information in the Smoke Management Annual Report. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view this report as it is in PDF format.
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