Fire Management

Fire related closures in place. Click here for information and maps of closure areas

Fire activity on the Willamette National Forest ranging from fire danger levels, public use restrictions, official closures, and prescribed burns.

FIRE DANGER LEVEL

LOW for all areas
Effective October 14, 2017
Click here for fire danger level (also known as Public Awareness Level) descriptions

INDUSTRIAL FIRE PRECAUTION LEVEL (IFPL)

IFPL Level I
Effective September 18, 2017
Click here for IFPL restrictions by level

PUBLIC USE RESTRICTIONS

None as of September 20, 2017

Two firefighters face a blaze with smoke in the forestFIRE INFORMATION AND RELATED CLOSURES

Provides details on any fire related closures on the Willamette National Forest. Includes road, campground, trail, and other recreation site closures. See all fire related closures.

For areas outside Willamette National Forest protection, view the Oregon Department of Forestry fire restrictions & closures at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx.

INCIWEB

Information for wildland fire emergencies and prescribed fires. Official announcements include evacuations, road closures, news releases, maps, photographs, and basic information and current situation about the incident.

PRESCRIBED FIRES

Prescribed fire is a planned fire. Sometimes called a “controlled burn” or “prescribed burn,” the Forest Service manages prescribed fires to benefit natural resources and reduce the risk of unwanted wildfires in the future…learn more


Fire Management

Science has changed the way we think about wildland fire and the way we manage it. We still suppress fires, especially if they threaten people and communities, but we understand that fire has a role in nature – one that can lead to healthy ecosystems. So we look for ways to manage it to play its role, for instance, by igniting prescribed fires.

Fire Prevention How-Tos

While at home or on camping trips, follow these important safety tips.

Fire Science

The Forest Service conducts cutting-edge research and develops tools to help land managers better understand and manage fire. Our scientists study fire behavior and the effects of fire on ecosystems and society, as well as offer management options.

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

To address the challenges wildland fire management poses, the Forest Service and its other federal, tribal, state and local partners have developed and are implementing a National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.

Forests and Rangelands

Forests and Rangelands provides fire, fuels, and land management information for government officials, land and wildland fire management professionals, businesses, communities, and interested organizations and individuals.

Firewise

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire.