ODF Announces Fire Protection Level 2 Close Down Order for MH-1

By virtue of the authority vested in me by ORS 477.625, ORS 477.670, and OAR 629-043-0070, I
hereby issue notice the following subject area is susceptible to damage by fire and proclaim Industrial
Fire Precaution Level 2 to be in effect:
All lands protected by the Central Oregon Protection District, in regulated
use area(s) MH-1 and all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.
Under Industrial Fire Precaution Level 2, the use of fire or power-driven machinery in any operation
area is unlawful unless such use is in compliance with the following:
Limited Shutdown: The following activities may only operate between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and
1:00 p.m., except as noted.

  1. Power saws, except power saws may operate at loading sites all day
  2. Feller-bunchers with rotary head saws
  3. Cable yarding
  4. Blasting
  5. Welding, cutting, or grinding of metal
    The State Forester or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver
    of these requirements.
    In addition, pursuant to ORS 477.665 and OAR 629-043-0030, the fire watch requirement for this
    level is reduced from a minimum of three hours to a minimum of two hours during breaks and at the
    end of the operation period.
    These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced or terminated by an additional Closedown
    Order of the State Forester or an authorized representative.
    Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester’s Office, in Salem, Oregon, and at
    principal offices of the Forest Protection District.
    Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR 629-