South Central Oregon
Fire Management Partnership

Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire, applying fire to the land following a plan, is a tool used by the Federal Agencies and some private land owners to accomplish various objectives. These objectives include, but are not limited to:
  • reducing fuel loadings to improve fire fighter and public safety;
  • reducing costs and damages from wildland fire;
  • increasing ecosystem health;
  • improving habitat and forage for wildlife and domestic stock.

Wildland fire has always played an essential role in the ecological process and as a natural change agent. Aggressive total fire suppression has been the policy for wildland fire management agencies for decades. The knowledge and experience gained over these years have changed fire management philosophy in the Federal agencies. The complete exclusion of fire is now deemed to have been detrimental to the ecosystem and functioning. As a result of the devastating 1994 fire season, the extreme fire behaviors that consumed natural resources, private property and took the lives of the 14 fire fighters on the South Canyon fire, the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy and Program Review was adopted in 1995. This policy provides direction for the Federal Agencies in the use of wildland fire including prescribed fire.

The Oregon Department of Forestry assists the Federal Agencies and private land owners in the development of plans for the application of prescribed fire.

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Current Rx Burning

Agency Project Name Today's Planned Acres Est. Time of Ignition Legal Descriptive Location Burn Boss Comments Updated
FWF - Bly Ranger District
No Burning Today             20-Dec-2018 15:37:52
FWF - Lakeview Ranger District
Burnt Willow 330   T40 R21S1   CPT 22  30-Oct-2018 7:12:09
West Drews 0   T38 R16 S35 Secret Valley FRM-2
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
No Burning Today             18-Dec-2018 6:38:11
FWF - Chemult Ranger District
No Burning Today             15-Nov-2018 9:22:12
FWF - Chiloquin Ranger District
No Burning Today           Patrolling and monitoring North II and Guard Units. No planned burning for 12/12/2018. 11-Dec-2018 15:39:29
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
No Burning Today           Will continue to patrol and monitor all piles throughout district 17-Dec-2018 6:56:35
Sheldon/Hart NWR
Barnhardy 0 10:00 T 35 R 26 Hart Mountain Capt-78 No burning today3-Dec-2018 8:08:56
Klamath Basin NWRs
Bear Valley Piles 5 1000 40N 8E Sec 29 Bear Valley NWR None Jared Culbertson is Burn Boss. Preston Bridges is RXB3 Trainee.10-Jun-2016 11:14:04
FWF - Crater Lake National Park
No Burning Today           9102 Burn Boss 27-Nov-2018 8:20:43
ODF Klamath
No Burning Today           8152- Spodue RX, 8154- Sugarpine RX 22-Oct-2018 8:27:59
ODF - Lakeview
No Burning Today             10-Jun-2016 11:37:21
BLM Lakeview
Clover Flat 750+   T36 R20 Sec 3,4 Coyote Creek C-75 No Burning today 12-20-1820-Dec-2018 6:22:30
No Burning Today             3-Dec-2018 8:51:16

LIFC Information

This information was updated on 30-Oct-2018 14:06:48
LIFC Coordinator = Davis       On Call Dispatcher = Wilkie
LIFC Resources/Comments = LIFC will be staffed 0800-1700 and extended staffing provided as needed.

Fiscal Year-to-Date Rx Burning Statistics

Agency Number of Projects Acres
FWF-Bly Ranger District31000
FWF-Chemult Ranger District2793
FWF-Chiloquin Ranger District12995
FWF-Klamath Ranger District7180
FWF-Lakeview Ranger District21244
FWF-Winter Rim Zone23677
LAD-Lakeview BLM21560
LAD-Klamath Falls Resource Area BLM395
SHR-Sheldon/Hart NWR11043
Klamath Basin NWR112
CLP-Crater Lake National Park00
USDA-Forest Service Fremont-Winema NF179889
Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District51655
US Fish & Wildlife Service21055
National Park Service00
Oregon Dept of Forestry010
SCOFMP Totals2412609
Updated 20-Dec-2018 15:37:52 by the Bly Ranger District