Wildfire Prevention

ODF serves as the fire department for more than 16 million acres of forestland.

ODF strives to put out 98 percent of forest fires they respond to at 10 acres or less, to protect human lives and property as well as timber-producing forests that support Oregon’s economy.

Local timber companies provide professionals to help ODF fight fires.

Oregon has a coordinated system that gathers personnel and resources from private forest landowners and contractors to help ODF fight fires. Some efforts to help prevent and put out these catastrophic wildfires include mechanized harvest, tree thinning, controlled burning, use of well-maintained and managed roads, and access to direct water sources.

We’re focused on actively and sustainably managing our forests in Oregon.

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