Douglas County has many local partners who provide services for specific areas of expertise and wildfire season is no different. Forests in Douglas County are protected by two forest protective associations, Douglas Forest Protective Association and Coos Forest Protective Association, who work with the Oregon Department of Forestry.
When wildfire season goes into effect, some outdoor activities are highly a risk for starting wildfires. To prevent these fires from starting, the Oregon Department of Forestry and local forest protective partners impose restrictions pertaining to public and work-related activities. Areas outside ODF protection, such as the USDA Forest Service, will provide links to other agency fire regulation information.
Douglas District – managed by Douglas Forest Protective Association
The 2023 Fire Season went into effect on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. All private, county, state, and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands within the Douglas District, as well as the public lands within the Umpqua National Forest and the Roseburg District managed by the BLM are included in the fire season declaration, which imposes certain fire restrictions on the public and industrial operators to help prevent wildfires. For the most updated information on current fire danger levels, public use restrictions, and industrial fire regulations, check out DPFA’s website at www.dfpa.net or call (541) 672-6507.
Coos District – managed by Coos Forest Protective Association
The 2023 Fire Season went into effect on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 12:01 am. The start of fire season activates restrictions for both public and industrial forest use on all public, private, county, state, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands within CFPA’s District boundaries. The start of fire season means the end of unregulated, outside burning for rural Coos, Curry, and western Douglas Counties. The outside burning of debris piles and the use of burn barrels will be prohibited until the fire season is terminated. For the most updated information on current fire danger levels, public use restrictions, and industrial fire regulations, check out CPFA’s website at www.coosfpa.net or call (541) 267-3161.
If you live within city limits or a rural fire protection district, please check with the relevant local agencies for further information.
To find out more about public restrictions, visit the Oregon Department of Forestry webpage https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/restrictions.aspx
For more information on emergency preparedness upcoming events, or to get in touch with Emergency Manager Emily Ring, please call or email:
Phone: (541) 440-6025