Wildfires and smoke can affect all Oregonians, no matter where you live. Rapidly changing weather patterns, like high winds, can have wide-ranging and unpredictable impacts on wildfires. Whether you are staying home or traveling, it’s important to know how to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Oregon’s firefighting system is much bigger than just state and federal firefighters. The following video tells the story of the foresters and small woodland owners in the private sector who are both victims of fire and on the front lines fighting.
To ensure all Oregonians remain safe during the 2023 wildfire season, we urge everyone to stay tuned into these communications channels and follow all official safety guidelines related to air quality and recreation:
Northwest Interagency Coordination Center: During fire season, this web-based interactive map is updated daily with current fire perimeters and locations. This website acts as the wildfire resource coordination center for the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Oregon Dept of Forestry, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources and the National Park Service.
Keep Oregon Green: A partnership comprised of statewide and interagency groups working together to promote awareness of the risk and causes of wildfires and how to be prepared in case of a wildfire emergency.
OregonLive Wildfire Map: A project managed by OregonLive that incorporates data from InciWeb, National Interagency Fire Center, Northwest Interagency Coordination Center, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, NOAA into an easy-to-use map tool.
NOAA High Resolution Rapid Refresh Data Visualization: The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency(NOAA) is an experimental data visualization tool for wildfire smoke. Be sure to turn on the “Vertically Integrated Smoke” layer to see smoke paths.
Make sure you’ve subscribed to the Oregon Forests Forever alerts and social media channels for more forestry news alerts.
We’re focused on actively and sustainably managing our forests in Oregon.