Monday, October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017 - Prescribed Fire on Poker Jim Ridge
A #Prescribedfire project will begin today on Poker Jim Ridge (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sheldon - Hart NWRC) during favorable weather conditions. A total of 1500 acres are currently planned for treatment. Drift smoke may be visible for the next few days near Plush, Oregon.
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For more information please contact Fire Information Officer, Sarah Saarloos at (541)-219-0515.
After many years of fire exclusion, an ecosystem that needs periodic fire becomes unhealthy. Trees are stressed by overcrowding; fire-dependent species disappear; and flammable fuels build up and become hazardous. However, the right fire at the right place at the right time helps maintain healthy forests, communities and watersheds.
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