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
Widespread Rain Brings End to Fire Season
Fire Season Terminated for Private Lands in Northeast Oregon
As of 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2013, fire season is officially terminated for forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), Northeast Oregon District. This includes private, state, county, municipal, and tribal lands in seven counties: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Umatilla, and small portions of Grant, Malheur, and Morrow. “Widespread rain throughout the region has reduced the fire danger significantly in the last few days,” states Northeast Oregon District Forester, John Buckman. “With the moisture, ODF is terminating Fire Season much earlier than normal so we still want to remind people to implement safe practices when using fire in the fall months.”