Sat. Jan 25th, 2020


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.

Core ​values

  • 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

About 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.

Additional Resources 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

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


Southwest Oregon District

Medford Unit

5286 Table Rock Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
(541) 664-3328

Grants Pass Unit

5375 Monument Dr
Grants Pass, OR 97526
(541) 474-3152

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Are you going to cover the fire near Canyonville? That started sometime in late afternoon I think. Very bad air here in Grants Pass.

  2. Right now that for is just developing. A team is ordered and is due to in brief at days creek school at 6. As more info and maps come available I will put them up. You can also Google “DFPA” to get the latest news since they are the agency in charge.

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