FIRE RESTRICTIONS: - Fire Season in effect
FIRE RESTRICTIONS: - Regulated Closure not in effect
IFPL Map MH1 IFPL: - IFPL 1 in effect MH4 IFPL: - IFPL 1 in effect

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Allison Blair chosen as ODF’s John Day Unit Forester

[John Day, Ore]  Allison Blair has been selected as the John Day Unit Forester for Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District.  Blair has been serving as the interim unit forester since June of 2019 and will officially begin her new role starting May 1, 2020.  The John Day Unit Forester is responsible for managing fire protection on nearly 1.5 million acres of forest and rangeland, in addition to managing staff responsible for administering Oregon’s Forest Practices Act and forestry technical assistance for landowners in Grant, Gilliam, Wheeler, Morrow and Harney counties.
In Blair’s more than twenty year career with ODF she has served as a seasonal firefighter, dispatcher, wildland fire supervisor and most recently as the Community Wildfire Forester for ODF’s West Oregon District prior to her interim role as the John Day Unit Forester.  Her experiences on the fireline, managing fire crews, and working with landowners and the public provide her a strong foundation as she fills this role permanently.  Throughout her career Blair has participated in the statewide wildfire response effort and currently has qualifications as a Strike Team Leader, Task Force Leader and is a Division Supervisor trainee. 
“I am honored to have been selected to continue as the John Day Unit Forester and become a permanent part of ODF’s Central Oregon District,” says Allison, expressing her enthusiasm for beginning this new role.  “I have always respected the fire program in eastern Oregon, so I was excited for the opportunity to temporarily fill the position last summer.  I enjoyed the challenges and successes and building relationships with landowners and the community.”
Previous John Day Unit Forester, Ryan Miller is now Central Oregon District’s Federal Forests Restoration Coordinator working with federal land managers to increase pace, scale and quality of restoration work on federal forest lands in central Oregon.
ODF’s Central Oregon District continues to serve landowners and the public as an essential service for Oregonians.  Please call or email to talk with our staff or schedule an appointment.  For additional information on ODF’s Central Oregon District, including contact information and unit offices, please visit

Monday, April 13, 2020

          Pursuant to ORS 477.250, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held to receive from any interested persons suggestions, advice, objections or remonstrance’s to the proposed budget for the Central Oregon Forest Protection District.  A hearing will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020, at 1:00 P.M., at the Oregon Department of Forestry – District Office, 3501 NE 3rd Street, Prineville, OR. Copies of the tentative budget may be inspected during normal working hours.  To ensure the broadest range of services to individuals with disabilities, persons with disabilities requiring special arrangements should contact 541-447-5658 at least two working days in advance.
                                                            OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
                                                            PETER DAUGHERTY, STATE FORESTER