Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Prescribed Fire Planned for Klamath Falls Near Highway 140


LAKEVIEW, Ore. – A prescribed fire is planned starting on or about May 8 near Klamath Falls, along Highway 140 west, by the Klamath Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
Prescribed fire is an important tool used by fire managers to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and increase firefighter and community safety in the event of future wildfires in the area. Prescribed fire is only applied when specific environmental conditions are met and in a manner designed to achieve specific objectives.
The Raccoon prescribed fire is planned for approximately 316 acres and is located approximately 23 miles northwest of Klamath Falls along Highway 140 near the Odessa area. Smoke may impact visibility along Highway 140 and visitors traveling along the highway are advised to use caution.
Residents and visitors are asked to be aware of their surroundings and watch for prescribed fire operations to maintain personal and firefighter safety. Areas where prescribed fire operations are taking place will be well signed and may have increased fire personnel, traffic and smoke in the area.
Each prescribed fire can appear different visually depending on the forest type, fuel load, prescribed fire objectives and how long fire has been absent from the area. This includes wildfires and prescribed fires.
Prescribed fire announcements will be placed locally prior to ignition. SCOFMP employees are committed to a safe and successful prescribed fire within these designated areas.
For more information, please call the Klamath Ranger District at (541) 885-3410. Or get our most recent updates online at scofmp.org/lifc.shtml, on Facebook at facebook.com/SCOFMPFireInfo and on Twitter at @SCOFMPFireInfo.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Prescribed Fire near Chemult Starts Today


LAKEVIEW, Ore. – A prescribed fire is planned, starting today at noon, in Chemult off of Highway 97 between Klamath Falls and Bend by the Chemult Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
Prescribed fire is an important tool used by fire managers to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and increase firefighter and community safety in the event of future wildfires in the area. Prescribed fire is only applied when specific environmental conditions are met and in a manner designed to achieve specific objectives.
The Townsite WUI prescribed fire is planned for approximately 1,000 acres in the vicinity of the town of Chemult. Smoke may be visible for the next few days to traffic driving on Highway 97 through the town. Smoke may disperse slowly due to Chemult being situated in a valley. Extra caution should be paid when driving through the area at night time when reduced visibility may be unexpected.
Residents and visitors are asked to be aware of their surroundings and watch for prescribed fire operations to maintain personal and firefighter safety. Areas where prescribed fire operations are taking place will be well signed and may have increased fire personnel, traffic and smoke in the area.
Each prescribed fire can appear different visually depending on the forest type, fuel load, prescribed fire objectives and how long fire has been absent from the area. This includes wildfires and prescribed fires.
Prescribed fire announcements have been placed locally. SCOFMP Employees are committed to a safe and successful prescribed fire within these designated areas.
For more information, please call the Chemult Ranger District at (541) 365-7001. Or get our most recent updates online at scofmp.org/lifc.shtml, on Facebook at facebook.com/SCOFMPFireInfo and on Twitter at @SCOFMPFireInfo.
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Friday, April 20, 2018


Prescribed Fire Planned in Bly and Beatty

BLY, Ore. – Prescribed fires are planned starting on or about April 25 in Bly and Beatty by the Bly Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
Prescribed fire is an important tool used by fire managers to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and increase firefighter and community safety in the event of future wildfires in the area. Prescribed fire is only applied when specific environmental conditions are met and in a manner designed to achieve specific objectives.
The West Spodue prescribed fire is planned for approximately 1,800 acres and is located approximately 12 miles north of Beatty, just west of Spodue Mountain. The Bly Ridge prescribed fire is planned for approximately 1,100 acres and is located approximately 5 miles west of Bly. The public may notice smoke in this area of the forest, as well as residual smoke after ignitions are over.
Residents and visitors are asked to be aware of their surroundings and watch for prescribed fire operations to maintain personal and firefighter safety. Areas where prescribed fire operations are taking place will be well signed and may have increased fire personnel, traffic and smoke in the area.
Each prescribed fire can appear different visually depending on the forest type, fuel load, prescribed fire objectives and how long fire has been absent from the area. This includes wildfires and prescribed fires.
Prescribed fire announcements will be placed locally prior to ignition. SCOFMP Employees are committed to a safe and successful prescribed fire within these designated areas.
For more information, please call the Bly Ranger District at (541) 353-2700. Or get our most recent updates online at scofmp.org/lifc.shtml, on Facebook at facebook.com/SCOFMPFireInfo and on Twitter at @SCOFMPFireInfo.
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Prescribed Fire Planned Near Lakeview

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – A prescribed fire is planned starting on or about April 24 near here by the Lakeview Ranger District.
Prescribed fire is an important tool used by fire managers to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and increase firefighter and community safety in the event of future wildfires in the area. Prescribed fire is only applied when specific environmental conditions are met and in a manner designed to achieve specific objectives.
The West Drews prescribed fire is planned for approximately 1,000 acres and is located approximately six miles west of Drews Reservoir. The public may notice smoke in this area of the forest, as well as residual smoke after ignitions are over.
Residents and visitors are asked to be aware of their surroundings and watch for prescribed fire operations to maintain personal and firefighter safety. Areas where prescribed fire operations are taking place will be well signed and may have increased fire personnel, traffic and smoke in the area.
Each prescribed fire can appear different visually depending on the forest type, fuel load, prescribed fire objectives and how long fire has been absent from the area. This includes wildfires and prescribed fires.
Prescribed fire announcements will be placed locally prior to ignition. SCOFMP Employees are committed to a safe and successful prescribed fire within these designated areas.
For more information, please call the Lakeview Ranger District at (541) 947-3337. Or get our most recent updates online at scofmp.org/lifc.shtml, on Facebook at facebook.com/SCOFMPFireInfo and on Twitter at @SCOFMPFireInfo.
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Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Prescribed Fire Season starting in South Central Oregon


LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Now that spring is officially here, fire managers on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex are looking for opportunities to apply prescribed fire to the landscape.

Prescribed fires are a proactive tool used to achieve a number of purposes, including the reduction of hazardous fuels – which includes grasses, small shrubs and trees. Reducing these fuels helps to reduce the threat of high-intensity, severe wildfires, improve forest heath and wildlife habitat and recycle nutrients into the soil.

As conditions allow, including warmer temperatures, reduced snow pack, adequate humidity and favorable winds for smoke management, firefighters will start applying fire to the landscape.

Area residents and visitors may notice smoke or fire on public lands in various areas during the next few months. Applying prescribed fires is a part of our continued commitment to protect communities and natural resources from wildfires.
“The snow and wet weather over the past couple months has been welcome, but now that things are warming up and drying out again we are hoping to resume active work to reduce the hazardous fuels which can contribute to larger wildfires during the summer fire season,” said Interagency Fire Management Officer Barry Shullanberger.  “We’re still hoping for spring rains and for the snowpack we do have to hold up, but we are also looking forward to getting back out on the ground ahead of the summer fire season.”

Prescribed fire only occurs on days when the Oregon Department of Forestry Smoke Management Office indicates there are suitable weather conditions for smoke dispersal.  Following that approval, if overall fuel and weather conditions are favorable, firefighters ignite a test fire before moving forward with the prescribed fire.  If the test fire indicates conditions are not suitable, the prescribed fire will be postponed until conditions improve.  Burning operations are monitored and patrolled frequently, by fire professionals, to ensure public safety.
Prescribed fire announcements will be posted at local ranger stations and federal offices prior to ignition. The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Fish and Wildlife Service are committed to a safe and successful prescribed fire season for the public and employees.
Areas planned for treatment during the Spring 2018 Prescribed Fire Season include:

FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST

Bly Ranger District:                                                             Information: 541-353-2427
Name:
Size (Acres):
Location from Bly, OR:
Juniper Mountain
2,000
20 miles southeast, near Strawberry Reservoir
West Spodue
1,000
15 Miles North of Beatty, Visible from Hwy 140
Long
1,000
15 miles east, near Coleman Rim
Pilot
500
15 Miles east, near Deming Creek
Bly Ridge
750
6 miles west & visible from Hwy 140

Chemult Ranger District:                                                    Information: 541-365-7001
Name:
Size (Acres):
Location from Chemult, OR:
Chemult WUI
1,000
Perimeter around Chemult, OR
Jack
350
12 Miles East off of FS Rd 88
Lomi
181
14 Miles southeast, along Silver Lake Highway or Bear Lake Cutoff

Chiloquin Ranger District:                                                 Information: 541-783-4001
Name:
Size (Acres):
Location from Chiloquin, OR:
Ninemile
1,200
5 miles east. Visible from Hwy 97 & the Sprague River Road

Klamath Ranger District:                                                                 Information: 541-885-3410
Name:
Size (Acres):
Location from Klamath Falls, OR:
Raccoon
235
23 miles NW of Klamath Falls along Hwy 140 near the Odessa area.
Tomahawk
342
29 miles NW of Klamath Falls along Hwy 140 near the base of Seldom Hill.


Lakeview Ranger District:                                                    Information: 541-947-3334
Name:
Size (Acres):
Location from Lakeview, OR:
Burnt Willow
500
6 miles east of Lakeview
West Drews
1,000
6 miles west of Drews Reservoir

Winter Rim Zone:                                                                            Information: 541-943-3114
Name:
Size (Acres):
Location:
Coyote
500
25 miles southwest of Silver Lake, west of Sycan Marsh
Brattain Ridge
1,600
17 miles south of Silver Lake, north of Sycan Marsh
Deuce
1,300
14 miles southwest of Paisley near Coffee Pot Flat.

BLM - LAKEVIEW DISTRICT

Lakeview Resource Area:                                                    Information: 541-947-2177
Name:
Size (Acres):
Location from Lakeview, OR:
South Warner
750
20 miles east (visible from Hwy 140 near Adel, OR)

Klamath Falls Resource Area:                                             Information: 541-883-6916
Name:
Size (Acres):
Location from Klamath Falls, OR:
Hand piles
138
10 miles south (in-between Keno & Warden, OR)

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE

Sheldon/Hart National Wildlife Refuges:                                          Information: 541-947-3315
Name:
Size (Acres):
Location from Plush, OR
Indian Spring Meadow
192
Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge 8-10 miles east of Plush
Hot Springs Campground
30
Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge 8-10 miles east of Plush

Information on prescribed fire operations in the area can also be found at www.scofmp.org/lifc.shtml, on the SCOFMP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo and on Twitter @scofmpfireinfo.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017 - Prescribed Fire Information


#PrescribedFire Information for South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership for November 14, 2017. 

1. Klamath Ranger District: Eagle Landing piles, 696 acres, East of Westside Road. 

2. Bly Ranger District: West Spodue piles, 100 acres, near Black Hills. 

3. Chiloquin Ranger District: Field Landing piles, 1087 acres, near Nine mile/Saddle Mountain. 

4. Winter Rim Zone: Throo Fawn piles, 200 acres, near Coffee Pot Flat. 

5. Sheldon/Hart NWRs: Poker Jim area, 250 acres, near Hart Mountain.

6. BLM Lakeview: South Warners piles, 300 acres, South Warners area.

7. BLM Klamath Falls Resource Area: Miller Creek hand piles, 40 acres, Miller Creek drainage area. 

Daily prescribed fire information, maps, and updates: 
• Facebook: http://bit.ly/2qsw4C7
• Twitter: http://bit.ly/2qsryDk
• Inciweb: http://bit.ly/2pzTCSv
• LIFC website: http://bit.ly/2qsZHmJ

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.

#PNW_RXFIRE #ForestHealth #Restoration #SCOFMP

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