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Eastern Lane Unit
Contact Information

Oregon Department of Forestry
South Cascade District - Eastern Lane Unit
3150 Main St * Springfield, OR  97478
Phone:(541) 726-3588 or 726-3581
FAX:(541) 726-2501
Contact Information:

Greg Wagenblast District Forester (541) 726-3588
Karen Swearingen Unit Forester (541) 726-3588
Vickie Grimes Office Manager (541) 726-3588

About the Unit
The South Cascade District was established in July of 2004 as the “mega” Cascade District was reorganized into the North and South Cascade Districts.  Eastern Lane and Sweet Home units became part of the South Cascade District which is bordered by I-5 on the West,  the Douglas County line on the South, the crest of the Cascades on the East and the Thomas Creek Divide on the North.  Paul Bell became the first District Forester for the North Cascade District, which now includes the Clackamas-Marion and Santiam units, and Gregg Cline is the current District Forester there.  Lena Tucker started in the South Cascade District as the district forester on July 1.

Eastern Lane (Eastern Lane Forest Protection) Unit Map - South
Eastern Lane (Eastern Lane Forest Protection) Unit Map - North
Forest fire
Have you ever considered being a wildland firefighter?  A fire suppression job offers action, excitement, and job satisfaction in an often mentally and physically challenging professional environment.  We are safety-oriented team looking for eager individuals who are willing to work hard and learn.
Eastern Lane Unit currently protects over 670,000 acres of private, county, state, and some federal land.  This is provided by a permanent staff of 12 personnel and 24 seasonable employees, a fleet of 10 ten engines, a dozer with transport, and numerous support vehicles in the aid of wildland fire suppression.  If you are interested, contact our office or view information about possible seasonal employment opportunities.

Fire Information
Fire Season Information
South Cascade District, including the Eastern Lane and Sweet Home Units, terminated Fire Season on October 14, 2009.  Call 541-726-3555 24-hours-per-day for fire danger and Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) recorded information.  The recording is updated by 4:00 p.m. daily during fire season and times of Industrial Fire Precaution Level restricted use.
More information regarding IFPL and Regulated Use Restrictions
Firewise Communities website - Sponsored by the National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Program
Lane County Wildfire Planning Project CWPP website

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