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Northeast Oregon District
District Information
Northeast Oregon District
Oregon Department of Forestry
611 20th Street
La Grande, OR  97850
Phone: 541-963-3168
FAX: 541-962-1058
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Map and Directions to the Northeast Oregon District Office [PDF; 83 KB]

Contact Information

John BuckmanDistrict Forester541-963-3168
Mark JacquesLa Grande Unit Forester541-963-3168
Dennis PerilliPendleton Unit Forester541-276-3491
Mike ShawWallowa Unit Forester541-886-2881
Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center 541-963-7171

About the District
The Northeast Oregon District protects approximately 1.8 million acres in Union, Baker, Wallowa, and Umatilla counties, as well as portions of Malheur, Grant, and Morrow counties.  The District Office is located in La Grande, and Unit Offices are located in La GrandePendleton, and Wallowa.  The La Grande Unit also has a Sub-Unit Office in Baker City.

Annual Reports

Burn Permits
Burn Permit and Burn Barrel Information\

Fire Information
Specific Smoke Management/Burning Advisory Information:
  • Unless you are in a rural or city fire department protection area, burn permits for burn barrels and small amounts of yard debris are not required. If you are under the protection of a rural or city fire department, please call and ask what their burning restrictions are.  Burning within the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation requires a permit from the CTUIR.  Follow all requirements within the permit.
  • Burning of slash from forestry and logging activities requires a Notification of Operation/PDM from the Oregon Department of Forestry.  In addition to this permit, the local Oregon Department of Forestry office must be contacted prior to ignition. 
  • Before burning in northeast Oregon, it is important to check weather conditions related to smoke management.  For smoke management forecasts call (541) 963-9781 or visit the following website http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/FIRE/fire.shtml#Smoke_Management.
  • Slash Burns must be registered with the local Oregon Department of Forestry office at least 7 days prior to burning and burning accomplishments reported within 7 days after burning.

For further information, contact your local Oregon Department of Forestry office:

LaGrande Unit541-963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit541-523-5831
Wallowa Unit541-886-2881
Pendleton Unit541-276-3491
To report a fire, call 9-1-1.