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Wood Stoves

Smoke created from wood burning can be a significant source of air pollution and can have serious health consequences for those with asthma, respiratory or heart conditions, or other illnesses. Children and the elderly are especially at risk.

DEQ has developed the statewide wood stove program to promote the use of cleaner burning wood stoves, and help homeowners burn more efficiently and with less pollution. Your community may have additional rules governing the use of wood stoves and fireplaces. Check with your city or county government to ask about local wood smoke ordinances.

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Financial Assistance

​DEQ has funded city and county programs to help homeowners replace old wood stoves with more efficient sources of heat that cause less pollution.

DEQ Funded Programs (2019-2021 biennium)

Harney County (Burns & Hines) – $25,000 for “Woodsmoke Reduction Project"

Harney County Senior & Community Services Center
17 S. Alder Ave
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 728
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-6024

Klamath County – $300,000 for Woodstove Smoke Reduction through Efficient Energy Systems

South Central Oregon Economic Development District
803 Main Street, Suite 202
PO Box 1529
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone: 541-884-5593

Lake County District
513 Center Street
Lakeview, OR 97630
Phone: 541-947-6013

Town of Lakeview – $75,000 for Town of Lakeview Woodsmoke Reduction Program
Dawn Roberts
Phone: 541-947-2020

City of Pendleton – $25,000 for Woodsmoke Reduction Project 
Greg Lacquement; Regulatory Specialist
Phone: 541-966-0249

City of Prineville – $25,000 for Prineville Woodsmoke Reduction Grant
Neighbor Impact's weatherization program
Phone: 541-316-2034

Additional Resources and Programs
Energy Trust of Oregon has an array of incentives and rebates available for residential heating upgrades, including income-qualified services, financing options, and promotions for renters and homeowners.

City of Oakridge (EPA-funded through 2024)
Justin Overdevest
Oakridge Targeted Airshed Program
Phone: 541-341-4663

Washington County Wood Stove Exchange Program (Independently funded)
Phone: 503-846-4425


Heat Smart

DEQ's Heat Smart Program
buying, selling and removing wood stoves  

Wood Smoke Reports