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ODF Assistance
The Department of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District provides on-site fuel-reduction assessments at no cost to property owners. ODF staff also provides advice on filling out Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act property certification cards.
 
ODF employees cannot sign a property owner's certification card or perform fuel-reduction work. However, an accredited assessor can. Below are lists of accredited assessors, and a list of additional resources -- trained contractors who can assist property owners with getting fuel-reduction work done.
 
To schedule an on-site fuel-reduction assessment:
  • In Jackson County, call Brian Ballou at (541) 665-0662
  • In Josephine County, call (541) 474-3152

Accredited Assessors
The people and businesses on this list have been trained and accredited by the Oregon Department of Forestry according to the administrative rules of the Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act of 1997. These people may create a fuel-reduction plan for property owners, complete work as necessary, and sign a property owner’s certification card. A Type 1 accredited assessor is a private contractor who may perform accredited assessor services on forestland-urban interface properties anywhere within Jackson County. The cost of a Type 1 accredited assessor’s work is to be borne by the property owner. A Type 2 accredited assessor is an authorized agent of a structural fire protection district, and may provide accredited assessor services at no cost to the landowners within the fire district’s boundary. A Type 3 accredited assessor is an authorized agent of a home or property owners’ association, and may provide accredited assessor services at no cost to landowners within the association’s boundary.
 
Type 1 Assessors
 
Daniel Bish
Plant Oregon
Talent
(541) 535-3531
 
Matt Bottoloff
Solid Ground Excavation
Grants Pass
(541) 324-1335
 
Hartly Buchanan
Oregon Copper Construction
Grants Pass
(541) 226-6557
 
Michael Conner
Hickory Hollow Rural Services
Williams
(541) 226-6457
 
William Danielson
Advanced Landscape Design & Maintenance
Jacksonville
(541) 899-0666
 
Bret Davis
Inbound LLC
Cave Junction
(541) 592-5295
 
Travis Denn
Travis Denn Landscape Construction
Medford
(541) 734-4050
 
Russ Dixon
Reclaim Inc.
Ashland
(541) 621-7877
 
Gene Frice
Azalea Excavating
Grants Pass
(541) 479-1956
 
Eric Gade
Native Landscape
Merlin
(541) 479-0834
 
Michael St Germain Construction
Williams
(541) 659-8566
 
David Godard
Slide Creek Contracting LLC
Medford
(541) 951-6550
 
Seth Goodnow
American Fuel Reduction
Williams
(541) 415-2940
 
Michael Graham
MSG Construction
Central Point
(541) 690-7933
 
Lyman Hall
Liberty Tree Enterprises, LLC
Grants Pass
(541) 476-1035
 
Damon Hawkins
Hawkins Tree Service
Medford
(541) 890-2587
 
Daryle Hawkins
Hawkins Tree Service
Medford
(541) 776-5170
 
Jason Holt
American Fuel Reduction
Williams
(541) 846-6906
 
August Hunicke Arborist
Grants Pass
(541) 629-9560
 
Gary James
Absolute Tree Care
Trail
(541) 973-8139
 
Mike Jones
Abraham Contracting
Grants Pass
(541) 479-0554
 
James Ketchum Construction
Cave Junction
(541) 659-3305
 
Camp Kaye
Heartwood Tree Service
Ashland
(541) 482-0141
 
Jay Larson
Northwest Abor-Culture Inc
Newberg
(503) 348-7642
 
Bill Miller
Cascade Landscape
Eagle Point
(541) 890-3522
 
Bob Miller
R.E.M. Tree Service
Jacksonville
(541) 899-7783
 
Javier and Nicolaus Orozco
Jots Tree Service
Murphy
(541) 944-3474
 
Ted Peckham
ABC Tree Service
Merlin
(541) 660-6975
 
RayAnn Reich
Reich Construction LLC
Eagle Point
(541) 601-7592
 
Dillon Sanders
Inbound LLC
Cave Junction
(503) 892-3663
 
Nathan Sandhop
Hill Top Construction
Ashland
(541) 944-0899
 
Gary Shade
Southern Oregon Fuels Reduction Assessment
Jacksonville
(541) 941-1130
 
David Snook
Grants Pass
(541) 218-3995
 
Jay Tower
Corbett Enterprises
Medford
(541) 779-1293
 
Michael Turk
Michael Turk Landscapes
Medford
(541) 857-2807
 
Bruce Ziegler
A to Z Tree Service Inc.
Grants Pass
(541) 659-9650
 
Type 2 Assessors
 
Darin Welburn
Jackson County Fire District #5
5811 S Pacific Hwy, Phoenix
(541) 535-4222
 
Steve Avgeris, Cheri Avgeris, James Bowland, Lisa Buttrey, Brian Dwyer & John Nackley
Colestin Rural Fire District
Colestin
(541) 488-1768
 
Type 3 Assessor
 
Tony Pierce
Hyatt Pines Homeowners
(541) 488-2054

Additional Resources
The people and businesses on the list below have received training on the fuel-reduction standards required by the Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act of 1997. However, they are not accredited assessors and may not sign a property owner’s certification card. The cost of their services is to be borne by the property owner.
 
Marko Bey & Justin Cullumbine
Lomakatsi
Ashland
(541) 488-0208
 
Matthew Bonsi
Medford
(541) 951-8067
 
James Bowland
Talent
(541) 482-8101
 
Burch Construction
Grants Pass
(541) 479-8980
 
David Connery
Cave Junction
(541) 592-2348
 
Edward L. Cox II
Jacksonville
(541) 601-5908
 
Dan Dail
Jacksonville
(541) 227-1510
 
Grayback Forestry
Merlin
(541) 476-0033
 
Clinton W. Haines
AFCN Inc.
Medford
(541) 779-6767
 
Pete Hawley
Pacific Oasis
Ashland
(541) 488-4287
 
G.M. Hegler
Ashland
(541) 482-9298
 
Linn Lamb
Fyr Fly Ltd
Enterprise
(541) 426-4756
 
Tony Salvador
(541) 774-4911 or 621-5374
 
Van Tribble
Natural Resources Youth Conservation Corps
(541) 951-5987