The Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center (COIDC) provides initial attack dispatching and logistical support for emergency management on the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Prineville/Sisters Units of the Central Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry.
COIDC was established on March 1, 1996. The COIDC organization has full authority to set initial action priorities and implement preplanned actions to meet Mangement objectives whenever an emergency occurs. This authority includes the commitment of resources to out of area fire assignments. The Dispatch organization is charged with initiating safe and cost effective action on all incidents occuring on, or threatening, lands protected by the participating agencies.
The Central Oregon fire management agencies supported by COIDC protect 4.5 million acres of public and private land covering a geographic area of 9.5 million acres, in an area that averages more than 450 fires per year.
Bureau of Land Management - Prineville District
The Prineville District consists of over 1.65 million acres of public lands. These lands are scattered throughout central Oregon, south from The Dalles to the high desert, west to Sisters, and east to the Grant/Harney County line. The Crooked, Deschutes, White, and John Day Rivers make up over 385 miles of wild and scenic river in the District. Riparian improvement, grazing management, and steelhead and salmon habitat improvement are some of the primary management emphases.
Recreation opportunities abound from rock hounding to bass fishing. The Historic Oregon Trail can be witnessed by remnants of wagon ruts, tree scars, and other evidence in many areas of the District. The District office is located on the east end of the city of Prineville and is staffed with an energetic and knowledgeable staff prepared to help you with your area of interest.
Oregon Dept of Forestry - Prineville/Sisters Units
The Prineville / Sisters Unit protects approximately 450,000 acres of private-forestland in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties. Regulations within the "Prineville / Sisters Unit" apply in all three counties. The Oregon Department of Forestry will be successful in achieving its mission when Oregon has:
USDA Forest Service - Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests
The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests along with the Crooked River National Grassland encompass just over 2.5 million acres of Central Oregon. These public lands extend about 100 miles along the east side of the Cascade Mountains crest and eastward into the Ochoco Mountains. They are rich in human and natural history and radiate variety offering a multitude of diverse scenic and recreation opportunities. Alpine forests and lush meadows, sparkling lakes and scenic rivers, dense evergreen forests, and lava caves are contained within the spectacular snow capped volcanic peaks of the Cascade Mountain Range to the west and high desert to the east. Newberry National Volcanic Monument offers an up close and personal look at volcanoes and is home to the endangered pumice grape fern.