Below is a copy of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Regulated Closure Proclamation, which is now in effect.
There are no designated locations on Langdon Lake property for open fires during a regulated closure. See Section 4 of the Langdon Lake Rules and Guidelines booklet for Association rules in following the Department of Forestry’s proclamation. See below of additions and amendments to that rule.
ADDITION TO GUIDELINES AND RULES SECTION 4.4:
The Langdon Lake Association Board of Directors adopted the following rules at its February 4, 2019, Board of Directors Meeting.
a. Open fires are prohibited per the Oregon Department of Forestry when regulated closures are posted. Fires prohibited include campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, tiki torches, candles and other sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. PROPANE FIRE PITS AND TRAEGER-STYLE WOOD BURNING GRILLS ARE PROHIBITED (NOTE: NEW CHANGE BY THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY).
AMENDMENT TO GUIDELINES AND RULES NUMBER 4, SECTION 4.6:[u]
The Langdon Lake Association website will also give updated information of burning. Note that while open burning and fire pit burning are not allowed when the signs are posted, portable stoves, cooking devices and barbeques that use propane or liquid gas are permitted.
STATE OF OREGON
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
REGULATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION
Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, July 25, 2019
By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I
hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area:
All lands protected by the Northeast Oregon Forest Protection District and all
forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.
Under this Regulated Closure it is unlawful to be in violation of the following restrictions:
• Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water or at a cleared area free of flammable vegetation.
• Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Designated locations within the Regulated Use Closure area are available at each ODF office. Designated locations within the Oregon State Parks system include but are not limited to: Emigrant Springs, Ukiah Dale, Catherine Creek, Hilgard Junction, Red Bridge, Wallowa Lake, Minam and Unity Lake.
• Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Open fires are allowed if conducted in compliance with a valid Burning Permit issued pursuant to ORS 477.515.
• Non-Industrial use of chain saws is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Chain saw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following fire fighting equipment is present
with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher.
In addition, a fire watch is required at least one hour following the use of each saw.
• Possession of the following fire fighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state
highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2½ pound
or larger fire extinguisher.
• Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and
8:00 p.m. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted at all other hours, if conducted
in a cleared area and if a water supply is present.
• The mowing of dry, cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural
• Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed be a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2) Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions.
• Use of fireworks is prohibited.
Aside from these restrictions, also prohibited throughout fire season is the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition.
Debris burning is prohibited, except in burn barrels for which a
Burning Permit has been issued pursuant to ORS 477.515.
The Forester may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.
These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional
proclamation of the Forester.
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 629-041-0005.
Joe Hessel, District Forester
Northeast Oregon District
Oregon Department of Forestry
July 23, 2019