Welcome to the Oregon Department of Forestry, Southwest Oregon District
To serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon’s forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability.
- Healthy forests providing a sustainable flow of environmental, economic, and social outputs and benefits.
- Public and private landowners willingly making investments to create healthy forests.
- Statewide forest resource policies that are coordinated among Oregon’s natural resource agencies
- ODF recognized as an agency operating openly and in the public interest.
- Oregon achieves a sustainable fire-protection system, fire-resilient forests and fire-adapted communities that reduce the negative impacts of wildfires to all Oregonians.
- Citizens who understand, accept, and support sustainable forestry and who make informed decisions that contribute to achievement of the Board of Forestry’s vision for forestry in Oregon.
- ODF is recognized as an employer of choice that encourages and values employees, provides a safe working environment, and allows employees to reach their full potential in providing excellent public service.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business
Honesty and integrity
Safety in the workplace
Respectful, strong, cooperative working relationships
Involvement and cooperation of all Oregonians
Leadership in professional forestry
Innovation based on sound science
- Excellent, efficient, and effective service
- Individual initiative, effectiveness, and hard work
SWOfire.com was created to help serve the constituents and staff of Southwest Oregon District by providing up to date wildfire information and statistics. This site is focused on sharing information for wildfire operations, land management, and public information. It also provides information about landowner assistance programs and seasonal employment opportunities.
SWOfire.com provides up-to-date information about wildfires occurring on Bureau of Land Management and private ownerships in Jackson and Josephine Counties. For additional information about wildfires outside of our protection jurisdiction, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
During a wildfire, the Oregon Department of Forestry works to hard to insure that the constituents of our District have access to the most up-to-date information about about the status of evacuations in place. However, due to the extremely dynamic nature of wildfires, these evacuations are often subject to change without advanced notice. To verify the status of current evacuations, please, contact your county’s sheriff office.
For a full list of employment opportunities with the Oregon Department of Foresty, visit https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/AboutODF/Pages/Jobs.aspx