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
West Spodue RX   11:00 T.34 R12 Sec.21 Black Hills None All pile units are in patrol status12-Oct-2019 8:31:57
Dairy Piles   11:00 T.36 R16 Sec.1 Dairy Creek None
Long Piles   11.00 T.36 R.16 Sec.35 Long None
Juniper RX   11:00 T.36 R.16 Sec.1 Strawbarry Res. None
FWF - Lakeview Ranger District
W Drews #21 240 1030 T39 R16 S3 Barnes Rim/Secret Valley DV-2  16-Oct-2019 8:49:08
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
No Burning Today           Completed ignitions on Coyote 10/13/19 for the fall. 2182 acres of coyote are USFS and 574 acres is TNC. 13-Oct-2019 9:16:39
FWF - Chemult Ranger District
JO STEW 354 10:30 30-11-21 Chemult BC-40 Mo (709 acres)T30-11-1916-Oct-2019 7:08:13
FWF - Chiloquin Ranger District
North II Unit 14 288 NA T 33 R 8 Sec 33 Solomon Butte area BC-50 North II units 14 and 15 are in patrol and moppup phase. Beginning ignitions in Unit 13 today, may take two shifts. Unit 20 is next and may begin as early as Wednesday afternoon depending upon weather and progress in unit 13.15-Oct-2019 8:26:23
North II Unit 15 373 NA T33 R08 Sec 22,27,34 Solomon Butte area Capt. 653
North II Unit 13 215 1030 T33 R08 Sec 27,28 Solomon Butte area BC-50
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
No Burning Today           Will continue to patrol and monitor Cold 37 and Panhandle 2 units. Will begin pile burning when their is sufficient moisture. 18-Oct-2019 15:47:29
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
No Burning Today             16-Oct-2019 8:25:59
FWF - Crater Lake National Park
No Burning Today           9102 Burn Boss 7-Jun-2019 9:19:29
ODF Klamath
No Burning Today             4-May-2019 8:00:46
ODF - Lakeview
No Burning Today             10-Jun-2016 11:37:21
BLM Lakeview
Dicks Creek 20   T37 R20 Sec 2 Dicks Creek C-72 Still checking Dick's creek today smoke reported on the unit. Lighting on Clover Flat at Coyote Creek.7-Oct-2019 8:21:52
Clover Flat 30 10:00 T36 R20 Sec 10,11,15,9,3 Coyote Meadow F-78
KFRA WUI Bryant Mtn 60 1000 T40 R12 Sec 27 Malin OR F-76  19-Feb-2019 6:31:20

LIFC Information

This information was updated on 16-Oct-2019 11:19:40
LIFC Coordinator = Suba       On Call Dispatcher = Wilson
LIFC Resources/Comments = As of 09/30: LIFC is 7-day staffing with normal hours of operation 0800-1700 daily.

Rx burns have green icons.

Fiscal Year-to-Date Rx Burning Statistics

Agency Number of Projects Acres
FWF-Bly Ranger District6772
FWF-Chemult Ranger District19000
FWF-Chiloquin Ranger District1661
FWF-Klamath Ranger District12628
FWF-Lakeview Ranger District31280
FWF-Winter Rim Zone12806
LAD-Lakeview BLM320
LAD-Klamath Falls Resource Area BLM5163
SHR-Sheldon/Hart NWR11043
Klamath Basin NWR2619
CLP-Crater Lake National Park00
USDA-Forest Service Fremont-Winema NF2415147
Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District8183
US Fish & Wildlife Service31662
National Park Service00
Oregon Dept of Forestry010
SCOFMP Totals3517002
Updated 18-Oct-2019 15:47:29 by the Klamath Ranger District