SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Fire season starts July 1 at 12:01 a.m. in Lane County and southern Linn County, Oregon Department of Forestry officials say.
The declaration puts fire prevention restrictions in place for landowners and the public on lands protected by ODF.
There are regulations for industrial logging and forest management activities, as well.
The goal? Reducing the number of human-caused fires during a time when wildfires are most likely to occur.
“With the potential safety concerns related to COVID-19, this year it’s even more critical to relieve any unnecessary burdens that wildfire in our communities creates,” said South Cascade District Forester Chris Cline.
The South Cascade and Western Lane districts will join six other ODF districts in southern and central Oregon that are already in a declared fire season. The Northeast Oregon District is also going into fire season on July 1.
Before you head to forests, check ODF’s online map showing fire danger levels and fire restrictions.
For the Western Lane District, you can also call 541-935-2222 or check out the ODF Western Lane Facebook page. For the South Cascade District, you can call Brian Dally at 541-726-3588 ext. 226 in Springfield or call 541-367-6108 press 0 in Sweet Home.