The Smoke Management Program administers the rules for field burning in the Willamette Valley. Field burning, sometimes referred to as open field burning, is the burning of residues associated with grass seed and cereal grain production in the Willamette Valley. It is a special kind of agricultural burning under Oregon law.
There are two goals of the ODA Smoke Management Program:
- to protect public heath and
- to support Oregon grass seed producers in burning up to 15,000 acres annually.