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 100 10:00 T.34 R12 Sec.4,5,7,18 Black Hills C-12 For further information, please contact either DV-1, Fuels-11, or BC-1018-Oct-2017 7:16:34
FWF - Lakeview Ranger District
No Burning Today           New ignitions planned for Wednesday and Thursday. 17-Oct-2017 7:21:30
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
No Burning Today           Any prescribed fire needs or questions please contact BC30 or BC31 19-Oct-2017 7:55:05
FWF - Chemult Ranger District
No burning today       Chemult None No burning today19-Oct-2017 8:05:56
FWF - Chiloquin Ranger District
No Burning Today         None Continuing to patrol and mop up of ninemile unit 29. Not many visible smokes remaining.1-Jun-2017 8:10:11
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
No Burning Today             7-Jun-2017 8:26:23
Sheldon/Hart NWR
No Burning Today           Contact DO for burning needs 7-Nov-2016 6:38:01
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           Highway 62 and Munson Hill Piles called "out" on 11/20/2015. 10-Jun-2016 11:21:44
ODF Klamath
No Burning Today             17-Oct-2016 10:44:37
ODF - Lakeview
No Burning Today             10-Jun-2016 11:37:21
BLM Lakeview
No Burning Today           Call D.O. for resource needs. Will be lighting a few piles to check conditions. 15-Nov-2016 7:33:45
No Burning Today             4-May-2017 6:35:20

LIFC Information

This information was updated on 19-Oct-2017 11:43:38
LIFC Coordinator = Karalus       On Call Dispatcher = Karalus
LIFC Resources/Comments = LIFC will be staffed 0800-1700

Fiscal Year-to-Date Rx Burning Statistics

Agency Number of Projects Acres
FWF-Bly Ranger District10
FWF-Chemult Ranger District1194
FWF-Chiloquin Ranger District42050
FWF-Klamath Ranger District00
FWF-Lakeview Ranger District0562
FWF-Winter Rim Zone00
LAD-Lakeview BLM00
LAD-Klamath Falls Resource Area BLM71244
SHR-Sheldon/Hart NWR3687
Klamath Basin NWR112
CLP-Crater Lake National Park294
USDA-Forest Service Fremont-Winema NF62806
Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District71244
US Fish & Wildlife Service4699
National Park Service294
Oregon Dept of Forestry010
SCOFMP Totals194853
Updated 19-Oct-2017 8:05:56 by the Chemult Ranger District