Monday, October 16, 2017

National Cohesive Wildland Management:

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy recognizes that wildfire is a necessary natural process in many ecosystems and strives to reduce conflicts between fire-prone landscapes and people. In an effort to mitigate potential negative wildfire impacts proactively, the Forest Service fuels program reduces wildland fuels.

As part of an internal program assessment, we evaluated the extent of fuel treatments and wildfire occurrence within lands managed by the National Forest System (NFS) between 2008 and 2012. We intersected fuel treatments with historic disturbance rates to assess the extent to which the program compensates for the disturbance deficit caused by fire suppression and with current wildfire hazard to evaluate whether fuel treatments strategically target high hazard locations.

For more information about internal program assessment, please click on link below:

http://mailchi.mp/blm/2nd-natl-cohesive-strategy-workshop-2680629

Friday, October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 - Fall Prescribed Fires planned in Bly and Winter Rim Area




BLY, Ore. – Fremont-Winema National Forest will begin prescribed burning October 15 on the Bly, Paisley and Silver Lake Ranger Districts.

Prescribed burns are a proactive tool used to achieve a number of purposes, including the reduction of hazardous fuels (overgrown vegetation). They can help decrease the threat of high intensity, high-severity wildfires; reduce the risk of insect and disease outbreak; recycle nutrients that increase soil productivity; and improve wildlife habitat.

Area residents and visitors may notice smoke on public lands in various areas during the next few months as part of the continued commitment to protect communities and natural resources from wildfires.

Bly Ranger District: Approximately 500 acres of prescribed burning is planned for the West Spodue Project area, located 12 miles north of Beatty and just west of Spodue Mountain. An additional 300 acres are scheduled to be burned within the Long Project area, which is 15 miles east of the Bly, in the Coleman Rim area. For more information, please contact Bly Ranger District Fire Management Officer Eric Knerr at 541-353-2741 or Bly Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer Leland Hunter at 541-353-2745.

Winter Rim Zone: Nearly 800 acres of prescribed burning is planned in the Coyote Creek area, which is 25 miles southwest of Silver Lake and 500 acres of prescribed fire  is planned for the Paisley Ranger District, located west of Forest Service Road 33 near Coffee Pot Flat, 14 miles southwest of Paisley. For more information, please contact Silver Lake RD Assistant Fire Management Officer Joel Johnson 541-219-0310 or Paisley Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer Sam Tacchini 541-219-2028.

Prescribed burn updates and maps are available online at:
South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership blog: https://scofmp.blogspot.com/
Lakeview Interagency Fire Center site: www.scofmp.org/rx_fire.shtml
Social Media: Twitter @scofmpfireinfo or Facebook http://facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo

For more information, contact Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership at 541-219-0515 or ssaarloos@fs.fed.us.

October 13, 2017 - Bly Ranger District Prescribe Fire Notice



The Bly Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest will begin prescribed fire operations starting the week of October 8, 2017 as weather and air quality conditions permit.

West Spodue – 500 acres of prescribed burning planned in this project, located approximately 12 miles north of Beatty, just west of Spodue Mountain.

 Long – 300 acres of prescribed burning is planned in this project, located 15 miles east of Bly in the Coleman Rim area.

The prescribed fire activities will:

  •  Improve wildlife habitat in the area and create more resilient forests
  • Remove hazardous fuels from earlier thinning treatments and brush
  • Improve firefighter safety during future wildfires

For visitor and firefighter safety:

  • Watch for prescribed fire signs in the area
  •  Be aware of smoke in the area both during and after ignitions, which may affect visibility on area roads
  •  Be mindful of fire personnel and increased vehicle traffic in the area

For more information, please contact:
Bly Ranger District Fire Management Officer Eric Knerr at 541-353-2741
Bly Ranger District AFMO Leland Hunter at 541-353-2745
Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos at 541-219-0515. 

Prescribed burn updates are available online:
South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership blog: https://scofmp.blogspot.com/
Lakeview Interagency Fire Center site: www.scofmp.org/rx_fire.shtml
Social Media: Twitter @scofmpfireinfo or Facebook http://facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo.

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) is an interagency fire management program that consists of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

October 13, 2017 - Winter Rim Zone Prescribed Fire Notice



The Winter Rim Zone of the Fremont-Winema National Forest will begin prescribed fire operations starting the week of October 8, 2017 as weather conditions permit.

Silver Lake Ranger District

Coyote Units 10,11,13 – located west of Forest Service Road 27 near Coyote Creek, 25 miles southwest of Silver Lake; 800 acres of planned accomplishment.

Paisley Ranger District

Deuce Units 8,9,13 – located west of Forest Service Road 33 near Coffee Pot Flat, 14 miles southwest of Paisley; 500 acres of planned accomplishment

The prescribed fire activities will:

  •  Remove hazardous fuels from earlier thinning treatments and brush.
  •  Improve firefighter safety during future suppression activities.
  •  Improve wildlife habitat in the area and create more resilient forests.


For visitor and firefighter safety:

  • Watch for prescribed fire signs in the area
  • Be aware of smoke in the area both during and after ignitions, which may affect visibility on area roads
  • Increased fire personnel and vehicles in the area and additional Forest Service traffic


For more information, please contact Silver Lake RD Assistant Fire Management Officer Joel Johnson 541-219-0310 or Paisley Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer Sam Tacchini 541-219-2028 or Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos at 541-219-0515. 

Prescribed burn updates are available online:
South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership blog: https://scofmp.blogspot.com/
Lakeview Interagency Fire Center website: www.scofmp.org/rx_fire.shtml
Social Media: Twitter @scofmpfireinfo or Facebook http://facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo.

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) is an interagency fire management program that consists of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

National Cohesive Wildland Management:

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy recognizes that wildfire is a necessary natural process in many ecosystems and striv...