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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
2015 FIRE SEASON
Western Lane District has entered Fire Season as of June 16th, 2015 and a Public Regulated Use Closure as of June 23rd, 2015. 

To check the current IFPL level for Western Lane District WT-1 and SL-2 please go to our IFPL & Regulated Use Closure page or checkout our Fire Restrictions Map.


Information on Fire Season and Closures:
2015 Regulated Use Closure Proclamation
Information on IFPL Levels
Effective Dates for Fire Season, Regulated Use, and IFPL Levels around the State
Fire Restrictions Map

Statewide Regulated Use Map
 

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:
2014_WesternLaneProtectionMap_RegUseZones.pdf
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:
 
Recreation
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