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Wildfire rulemaking under SB762

Senate Bill 762 provided legislative direction to the Board of Forestry regarding the wildland-urban interface; statewide fire risk mapping; prescribed fire; directed the Department to review and clarify the enforcement of rules pertaining to forestland; and baseline standards for unprotected and under-protected lands in Oregon.

The facilitated process will include several Rules Advisory Committees. Meeting information, agendas, and video recordings of past meetings will be posted as they are available. 

To provide comment on any aspect of SB762 rulemaking, please use this comment form or email

Combined Wildland-Urban Interface and Statewide Wildfire Risk Mapping Rulemaking Advisory Committees (RACs) No. 1 and 2

This process will develop and maintain a comprehensive statewide map of wildfire risk that includes wildland-urban interface boundaries and fire risk classes by June 30, 2022, in collaboration with Oregon State University, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, other state agencies, local governments, tribes, other public bodies and additional information sources. It requires that the map be publicly accessible and for ODF to provide technical assistance as needed.

All meetings are open to the public and will be held virtually via Zoom until announced otherwise. For special accommodations, please contact ODF Public Affairs at least 72 hours prior to the meeting at 503-945-7200.

Meeting information

​Feb. 10, 2022 Meeting

Feb. 3, 2022 Meeting

Jan. 13, 2022 Meeting

Dec. 16, 2021 Meeting

Dec. 9, 2021 Meeting

Nov. 18, 2021 Meeting

Oct. 28, 2021 Meeting

​Oct. 14, 2021 Meeting

Sept. 30, 2021 Meeting

​​​​​​​​​​​​Sept. 16, 2021 Combined meetings started

Sept. 2, 2021 Meeting

​​​​​​​Aug. 19, 2021 Meeting 

Aug. 5, 2021 Meeting​​

July 20, 2021 Informational meeting

Committee archives

Certified Burn Manager Rules Advisory Committee

Senate Bill 762, passed in the 2021 legislative session and signed by Gov. Kate Brown, requires the Oregon Department of Forestry to establish by rule a Certified Burn Manager Program, and to consult with the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council concerning best practices for conducting the program, initiate rulemaking by November 2021, and provide a progress report to the Legislature by Nov. 1, 2021. It requires the agency to clarify cross-boundary prescribed fire permitting to allow a person to conduct a prescribed fire that burns across land ownership boundaries if the person obtains a permit, complies with its conditions, and obtains consent from relevant landowners. This rulemaking completed Nov. 30, 2022.

Meeting information

May 18, 2022 Meeting

April 20, 2022 Meeting

March 16, 2022 Meeting

Feb. 16, 2022 Meeting

Dec. 15, 2021 Meeting

Nov. 17, 2021 Meeting

Oct. 20, 2021 Meeting

​​​​​Sept. 15, 2021 Meeting

Aug. 18, 2021 Meeting

Wildland-Urban Interface Rules Advisory Committee (WUI): Wildland-Urban Interface Definition

This process revises Oregon Revised Statutes 477.015 to 477.064 and directs the Board of Forestry to establish a definition of Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). These rules must also establish criteria to identify and classify the WUI.

Meeting information

The WUI committee has completed its work for the Wildland-Urban Interface Definition rules.

Wildland-urban interface definition rules

View the final adopted rules. Rules effective Oct. 22, 2021.