Smoke and Field Burning

Notices and daily forecasts

Sign up for Test Fire Notices​. This subscription notifies subscribers by email when test fires will occur. This advisory is only available during field burning season (approximately July to October).

Sign up for the Silverton Hills Field Burning Forecast. This is a twice daily weather forecast available during field burning season (approximately July to October). 

Registration

Every field of grass seed or cereal grain residue to be open field burned in the Willamette Valley must first be registered with and approved by the ODA. There are no exceptions. Open field burning any plot of land of grass seed or cereal grain residue not listed on a registration form is illegal. Registration of potential fields to be burned begins in mid-March and must be completed on or before April 1. 

For more information about registering fields, please contact Jason Eck at 503.986.4794 or jeck@oda.state.or.us

Permits

It is illegal to burn any grass seed or cereal grain field or residue in the Willamette Valley without a permit. 

Permits for open field burning are issued by the ODA to the grower for specified fields on the day of the burn, in exact accordance with the times, places, amounts, burn type and other provisions and limitations announced by ODA. It is one field, one permit; one location, one permit; no exceptions.


​Contac​t

Smoke comments hotline
Smoke Management
Phone: 503-986-4709
Jason Eck
Registration and Permitting Coordinator
Smoke Management
Phone: 503-986-4794
Grower hotline (agricultural burning)
Smoke Management
Phone: 503-986-4755
Smoke Information
Smoke Management
Phone: 503-986-4701
Susanna Pearlstein
Program Manager
Smoke Management
Phone: 971-283-4749
Elizabeth Savory
Program Manager
Smoke Management
Phone: 503-881-0889