Western Oregon Fire Suppression Contract. July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2018. Oregon & California Railroad Lands. In 1866, Congress provided a land grant of 3.7 million acres of federal land in Oregon to finance the building of a railroad from Portland to the California border.
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Western Oregon Fire Suppression Contract
July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2018
In 1866, Congress provided a land grant of 3.7 million acres of federal land in Oregon to finance the building of a railroad from Portland to the California border.
Oregon & California Railroad Route thru Western Oregon
The alternating privately owned lands are mainly timber company ownership but do include small communities and private residential ownership.
The alternating sections of the land grant created the “Checkerboard” ownership pattern we have today.
Over 2,400,000 acres. Cost $7,500,000
ODF calculates cost on a per acre basis and produces a Lump Sum bid for each of 4 Contract Items annually. Each Item is priced as a not-to-exceed cost. There are no “large fire” costs.
Provide fire prevention, detection, initial attack, extended attack, suppression, (including mop-up and rehabilitation), and reporting services on the Bureau of Land Management lands in western Oregon.
ODF has the financial responsibility for fire suppression except when:
All aircraft and pilots used to transport Federalpersonnel shall be Office of Aviation Services (OAS)
or U.S. Forest Service approved.
Use of a State-controlled aircraft in the performance of non-federal -personnel transport, water, and retardant delivery, and air attack by air tankers, and helicopters, and fixed-wings, are allowed on protected BLM lands under this contract.
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Special Management Areas for this contract are the Wild and Scenic Portion of the Rogue River Corridor, and the Soda Mountain Wilderness Area.
Areas where BLM has identified a need for increased levels or unique types of fire protection service in order to meet BLM resource objectives. These services are above and beyond those for typical BLM lands. Specific services and the estimated cost is determined annually and included in the Schedule of Items.
The Wild and Scenic Portion of the Rogue River Corridor requires daily foot patrols, fire prevention, public contacts, and the enforcement of fire-use closures, and the Soda Mountain Wilderness Area requires that suppression activities follow the Minimum Suppression Tactics (MIST) Guidelines.
Individual Fire Reports- ODF completes portions of the fire report and submits them to BLM Dispatch, this includes threat fires that occur on private lands within one mile of BLM lands.
Interagency Situation Report & Incident Status Summary (ICS-209) – ODF completes these in accordance with current direction and guidelines.