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.

Art of Burning

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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
Long 90 1000 T.36 R.17 Sec. 32 Coleman Rim C-14 Ignitions to occur around 1000 for Long.16-Nov-2018 8:19:10
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             1-Nov-2018 8:02:20
FWF - Chemult Ranger District
No Burning Today             15-Nov-2018 9:22:12
FWF - Chiloquin Ranger District
No Burning Today             16-Oct-2018 11:53:46
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
No Burning Today           All RX postponed on KRD until conditions improve. Will support other Districts with target completion. 13-Nov-2018 15:47:13
Sheldon/Hart NWR
poker jim 50 10:00 T 34 R 26 Sec 22 Hart Mountain Capt-78 No burning today22-Nov-2017 7:33:28
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
North Road Piles 32 0930 T30S, R5 1/2E, S4 North Road &PCT Jct None 9105 RXB3 trainee, 9102 Burn Boss Actual1-Nov-2018 7:56
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
South Warner Unit 248 109 0900 T41 R23 Sec 18,19 California Boarder C-75 20 acres accomplished on unit 248. No further burning planned till weather permits.10-Oct-2018 15:49:20
No Burning Today             4-Oct-2018 6:09:56

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 District10
FWF-Chemult Ranger District2793
FWF-Chiloquin Ranger District10
FWF-Klamath Ranger District00
FWF-Lakeview Ranger District21244
FWF-Winter Rim Zone2589
LAD-Lakeview BLM120
LAD-Klamath Falls Resource Area BLM00
SHR-Sheldon/Hart NWR13400
Klamath Basin NWR112
CLP-Crater Lake National Park00
USDA-Forest Service Fremont-Winema NF82626
Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District120
US Fish & Wildlife Service23412
National Park Service00
Oregon Dept of Forestry010
SCOFMP Totals116068
Updated 16-Nov-2018 8:19:10 by the Bly Ranger District