Watershed Council (PUR-Partnership for Umpqua Rivers)
This board position is occupied by a DCLA representative who attends monthly PURs meetings and occasional other special meetings for this watershed council and reports back what is going on or planned at the monthly DCLA Board meetings. PURs has a diverse representation of interest groups each having a chairperson (and vote) at each meeting. PURs mission through collaboration with these diverse participants is to maintain and improve fish populations and water quality from source to sea in streams of the Umpqua. The watershed council has a very information rich web site that folks should visit if they have interest.
Paul Heberling 541-440-3791 DCLA Representative
PURs web site: www.umpquarivers.org
Executive Director - Eric Riley 541-673-5756 x159
This Board position is responsible for keeping the board informed on water availability issue based on reports from the Oregon Water Resources and Douglas County Natural Resources Departments.
For more information:
Oregon Water Resources Department: http://www.wrd.state.or.us
If you have local water rights questions contact Susan Douthit, Local District Specialist: 541-440-4255
The DCLA legislative committee monitors activity at the Oregon State Legislature. The committee monitors proposed legislation that may impact Agriculture and livestock production in general and Douglas County specifically. Committee members meet annually with Douglas County representatives to discus relevant issues. Click the title to see more.
We are preparing for our second year (2018-19) of collecting revenue for the Predator Control in Douglas County. Our first year has been very successful, raising about $32,000. The County will contribute as much financial support as possible, until funds are no longer available. So it is vital for those of us in the District to contribute toward funding this program because it is important to our industry. We are keeping the same acreage rate as this current year (2017-18) in hopes that more property will be included in the District.
The Advisory Board has adopted an application form for those who would like to join the District. The form is also designed for those that wish to make changes, either by annexation of new or additional property, or would like to withdraw property presently in the District. Property owners presently enrolled do not need to take action unless they are requesting changes to their current enrollment status. Current District members will automatically be enrolled for 2018-2019 fiscal year. Property that is proposed for annexation or withdrawal must be in complete property tax lot(s). Partial tax lot(s) are not acceptable, and cannot be considered because District Boundaries are defined by complete tax lots. Also, please be advised, if you made the decision not to join in the past year and now wish to join, the Legislation (HB 3188) requires a payment of three time the acreage assessment you would have originally paid to join now. If you are presently in the District, and wish to add additional property to the District, penalties do not apply. The Advisory Board is aware that there are some property owners who are new to the area and may not have known about the District. Also, some property owners may have been in contact with us but missed the dead line. In these instances, the Advisory Board will judge whether the three times acreage rate fee can be waived, on a case by case basis. A letter explaining the reason why you were not able to participate in the District must accompany the application.
You may print and complete the Predator Control District application (CLICK HERE) and mail to:
Douglas County Tax Collector
PO Box 850
You can also obtain information from your local Wildlife Specialist (trapper), by phoning
Ron Hjort at 541-459-0778
Dan Dawson at 1-541-953-3892.
All applications for Annexation and Withdrawal MUST BE POST MARKED BY MAY 15, 2018 or they will not be considered for the Fiscal year July 2018-19.
If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please contact us at the numbers listed above.
Douglas County Predator Control District Board
Ron Hjort Chair
Fee Schedule 2018- 2019
Douglas County Predator Control District
The following schedule was recommended by the Douglas County Predator Control District Advisory Board for the above referenced budget year and was approved by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on March 7, 2018.
Agriculture (Fee per acre) Forestry (Fee per acre)
Less than 10 acres $25.00(flat fee) Less than 10 acres $25.00 (flat fee)
10 to 100 ac. .60 cents 10 to 100 ac. .45 cents
100 to 200 ac. .50 “ 100 to 200 ac. .40 “
200 to 400 ac. .40 “ 200 to 400 ac. .30 “
400 to 1000 ac. .30 “ 400 to1000 ac. .25 “
1000 and up ac. .25 “ 1000 and up ac. .20 “
Property owners with both Agriculture and Forestry and have less than 10 acres of each type would only pay one fee of $25.00 (this is how the legislation is written)
The Burn Committee is a liaison between Douglas Forest Protection Association (DFPA) and livestock producers who use burning as a tool for pasture management.
The committee has an annual breakfast meeting with DFPA in the month of July to update burners on new rules and burning issues. Producers use this meeting to ask questions and voice their concerns. Click the title to see more.