FIRE RESTRICTIONS: - Fire Season in effect as of June 1, 2018
FIRE RESTRICTIONS: - Regulated Closure in effect as of June 29, 2018 - Modified July 20, 2018
MH1 and MH4 IFPL: - IFPL 3 as of July 16, 2018
ADDITIONAL INDUSTRIAL FIRE PRECAUTIONS: - Effective July 22, 2018

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 Tracy.Wrolson@oregon.gov 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 Chase.D.DUNCAN@oregon.gov or call our office at (541) 447-5658.

Access the flyer here.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Public Hearing on revision to Oregon Department Forestry Central Oregon Forest Protection District Boundary

WHAT: The Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District will hold a public hearing on a proposed change to their Forest Protection District Boundary in Deschutes and Jefferson counties.
Jefferson County Boundary Relocation

WHEN: 1 p.m., Monday, March 19, 2018

WHERE: Redmond City Hall, 411 SW 9th Street, Redmond, Oregon.

WHY: Revising the Central Oregon Forest Protection District Boundary to more accurately reflect areas receiving wildland fire protection services from ODF.

WHO: The public is invited to attend and give testimony.  A report of the public testimony will be provided to the Board of Forestry to review and consider for approval prior to the proposed change.

MORE INFO: New lands proposed to be included in this portion of the boundary may be subject to a forest patrol assessment, which is collected through a landowner’s ad valorem tax statement in November.  Lands removed from the Central Oregon Forest Protection District will continue to receive wildland fire protection from rural fire departments with assistance from ODF through existing mutual aid agreements.

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 Tracy.Wrolson@oregon.gov or via fax to 541-447-1469.


Deschutes County Boundary Relocation
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.