Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image

Western Lane District protects 755,147 acres of Forest Land in western Lane County and parts of Northern Douglas County.  In the Private Forest program, district stewardship foresters administer the Oregon Forest Practice Act working with both industrial and non-industrial forest land owners.  The district's State Forest Program manages 26,000 acres of state owned forest land.
Spotlight on the Western Lane District District Resources and Services
Back Yard Burning and Smoke Management
Backyard burning in Lane County is managed by the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency. To check on the backyard burning regulations for your area please follow the LRAPA link below.
For Smoke Management questions please navigate to our Smoke Management page:
Western Lane is not able to offer recreation activity in our state forests mainly due to the location of the lands within the district. For information on State Forest Recreation in other areas around Oregon, please visit: 
ODF Salem Recreation

For information about State Parks, County Parks, National Forests, and BLM recreation areas within Lane County please follow the links:
State Parks


SB360 -  Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface

Learn about Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act of 1997 and how to protect your home from forest fires:
Fire Protection 
The District's fire protection program offers fire prevention, fire detection, pre-suppression activities, and fire suppression. The main headquarters located in Veneta is supported by a subunit office in Florence.
Private Forest Program 
The Private Forest Program has four stewardship foresters in Western Lane. Robin BieseckerDan Menk and Brian Peterson are located in the Veneta office and Jim Hall is located in the Florence office. The stewardship foresters administer Oregon's Forest Practice Act and apply it to both industrial and non industrial private operations .


State Forest 
Western Lane District is one of 9 districts in the state that manage State Forests.
Wood Cutting Permits 
To check on the availability of wood cutting permits call the Western Lane District office at (541) 935-2283. 
For additional wood cutting opportunities check with: