FIRE RESTRICTIONS: Fire Season terminated October 16, 2017.
MH1 and MH4 IFPL: IFPL Terminated as of October 16, 2017.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Boundary Change Public Hearing

Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District is holding a Public Hearing to receive testimony regarding a proposed change to the existing District Boundary in Jefferson and Deschutes counties.  The Hearing will be held at 1pm on March 19, 2018 at Redmond City Hall (411 SW 9th Street, Redmond, Oregon.). 

Format of the hearing:
  • Brief overview of the proposed change
  • Public testimony

Written testimony must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 23, 2018. Submissions should be addressed to Tracy Wrolson, Hearing Officer, Oregon Department of Forestry, 3501 E. 3rd Street, (mail: PO Box 670) Prineville, Oregon 97754, sent via email to or via fax to 541-447-1469.

If special materials, services or assistance is required, please contact Gordon Foster at the Oregon Department of Forestry office in Prineville at least 48 hours in advance, (541) 447-5658.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Seasonal Positions In Central Oregon District

Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District has numerous seasonal positions open throughout the District.  These positions include helitack crew members, wildland fire dispatchers, part time office specialist/dispatcher, wildland firefighter, equipment operator, and forest officer.  If you are interested in any of these positions visit GovernmentJobs Page for details and the application process.  While many of these jobs are "open until filled" supervisors will soon be pulling lists of qualified applicants to begin the interview process.
  • The part-time seasonal dispatcher position located in The Dalles closes March 23.
The Central Oregon District covers a vast area.  Click here to see a map of office locations.  

Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District is planning a Spring Luncheon in the Prineville-Sisters Unit for forest landowners and operators! Two days will be held to accommodate both sides of the unit: April 14th in Sisters and April 21st in Prineville. Both our Private Forests staff and Protection staff will give updates and share information about current topics. Staff will be available to conduct pre-season inspections on fire equipment and we will have OR OSHA Basic Wildland Fire Safety Training for those that need it. Please RSVP to or call our office at (541) 447-5658.

Access the flyer here.