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.

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