The Northeast Oregon District, of the Oregon Department of Forestry, is primarily responsible for providing wildfire protection on nearly 1.9 million acres of mostly private and some public forest and range lands in Baker, Grant, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties. In addition, the district administers the Oregon Forest Practices Act on forest management related activities that occur on private lands, and provides a significant amount of technical and financial forestry assistance to private landowners. A dedicated staff of 22 permanent, 52 seasonal, and 5 limited duration employees are located at the District headquarters in La Grande, unit offices in La Grande, Pendleton and Wallowa, a sub-unit office in Baker City, and an interagency dispatch center located in La Grande.
The Northeast Oregon District
is comprised of the District Headquarters office in La Grande, three unit offices - La Grande
- and one sub-unit office in Baker City
Hot dry weather causes Oregon Department of Forestry to
implement additional Public Use Restrictions in Northeast Oregon
Effective 12:01 am August 6, 2015
Effective at 12:01 a.m. August 6, 2015 the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is adding additional restrictions to the Regulated Use Closure for lands within the Northeast Oregon District. The Regulated Use Closure affects private, state, county, municipal, and tribal lands in seven counties: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Umatilla, and small portions of Malheur, Morrow and Grant Counties. The Regulated Use Closure is intended to protect natural resources and public health and safety.