Beginning Monday (6/17/2019) the State Forester with Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has declared Fire Season in effect at Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) 1 and the start of Public Regulated Use. Industrial Fire Precaution Levels regulate how operations are conducted on forest lands protected by ODF. OSU Research Forests staff, researchers, and volunteers follow these regulations carefully to protect forest resources and neighboring properties. Public Regulated Use describes restrictions to public use of lands protected by ODF and all forest lands within one-eighth of a mile.
In ADDITION to the restrictions described by ODF through Public Regulated Use, OSU Research Forests prohibits the following activities on all roads, trails, parking areas and lands, year-round:
- No smoking or vaping (even in parking areas or parked cars)
- No campfires or party fires
- No fireworks
- No use of spark producing devices (such as chainsaws, mowers, weed eaters and vehicles)
If you see a fire while out on the forest, CALL 911! We rely on our wonderful visitors to serve as eyes and ears to help us identify and address problems immediately.