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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
Western Lane District is currently not in Fire Season.

Information on Fire Season and Closures:
2014 Regulated Use Closure
Information on IFPL Levels
Effective Dates for Fire Season, Regulated Use, and IFPL Levels around the State
Statewide Regulated Use Map
2015 Fire Season Jobs are Open! APPLY NOW
Western Lane District fills 25 seasonal positions for wildland firefighters each summer. These positions include firefighters and Forest Officers who respond to wildland fires in Western Lane County and Northern Douglas County.  Follow the links below to apply.

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:
Bureau of Land Management
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