Fire Danger Levels will decrease
Joint News Release
Douglas Forest Protective Association
Bureau of Land Management, Roseburg District
Effective at 12:01 pm / NOON, on Saturday, October 22, 2022, Public Restriction Levels will change to LOW for all private, county, state, and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands within the Douglas District. The Roseburg District BLM (BLM) is included in the fire season declaration, which imposes certain fire restrictions on the public and industrial operators to help prevent wildfires and have specific Fire Prevention Orders or other public use restrictions on the BLM administered lands.
For further information on the BLM managed lands, please visit: https://www.blm.gov/orwafire.
IFPL (Industrial Fire Precaution Level) levels within the Douglas District will also change to IFPL LEVEL 1, in regulated use area (s) DG-1, DG-2, UA-1, UA-2, and all forestland within a one-eighth mile thereof.
What does this change mean to the public?
Non-industrial power saw usage, cutting, grinding, or welding of metal, cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried, cured grass, power-driven machinery for non-industrial improvement or development on private property is allowed ALL DAY.
Off-Road Driving Allowed with Landowner Permission for Motor Vehicles including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles are only allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the cultivation and harvest of agricultural crops. In addition, each passenger vehicle traveling on forestlands, except on state highways, county roads, and driveways must have an axe, a shovel, and one gallon of water or a 2 ½ pound or larger ABC fire extinguisher. ATVs must have a 2 ½ pound or larger ABC fire extinguisher.
Debris Burning, including debris piles and burn barrels, is PROHIBITED at all times.
What restrictions does IFPL1, Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1 place on industries:
Under Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1, the use of fire or power-driven machinery in any operation area is unlawful unless such use is in compliance with the following: All applicable fire prevention requirements of ORS Chapter 477 and OAR Chapter 629 Divisions 41 to 43.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.