Friday, October 13, 2017

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:
Lakeview Interagency Fire Center website:
Social Media: Twitter @scofmpfireinfo or Facebook

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).

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