Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October 4, 2017 - Lakeview Ranger District Prescribed Fire Notice (Fall 2017)

The Lakeview Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest will begin prescribed fire operations starting the first week of October, weather conditions permitting.

Burnt Willow Units 4&5 – Located 6 miles East of Lakeview in the Burnt Creek area. 750 acres are expected to be treated. 

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 forest.

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 Lakeview Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer Coley Neider at 541-219-2126 or Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos at 541-219-0515

Prescribed burn updates are available online:

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).

Lakeview Ranger District - Burnt Willow Prescibed Fire Map

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