Fire Restrictions & Closures

Fire Season on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Southwest Oregon District starts on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. Read the full news release.

Fire Season Restrictions

When fire season goes into effect, the Oregon Department of Forestry and our partners impose restrictions on public use and work-related activities.

These restrictions are organized into two categories:

1) PUBLIC USE RESTRICTIONS govern what activities not related to forest industrial operations are allowed. 

2) INDUSTRIAL FIRE PRECAUTION LEVELS (IFPL)  govern what activities are allowed for industrial operations in our forests. 

SKY LANTERNS ARE PROHIBITED YEAR ROUND THROUGHOUT OREGON.

THE USE OF EXPLODING TARGETS AND TRACER AMMUNITION IS PROHIBITED DURING FIRE SEASON.

BACKYARD DEBRIS BURNING IS PROHIBITED DURING FIRE SEASON. SOME DISTRICTS ALLOW BURNING WITH PERMIT. 

Contact

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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

For further information about fire restrictions in the Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River, contact the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest at 541-618-2200.