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             15-Sep-2019 9:08:28
FWF - Lakeview Ranger District
No Burning Today             16-Sep-2019 9:51:11
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
No Burning Today             26-Feb-2019 7:19:04
FWF - Chemult Ranger District
No Burning Today             15-Nov-2018 9:22:12
FWF - Chiloquin Ranger District
No Burning Today           Currently patrolling and checking North II unit 25. Ignitions are complete on this unit for 1664 acres. Prepping North II unit 15 for next week ignitions. 1-May-2019 11:34:19
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
No Burning Today           KRD will be assisting with Boundary RX in Chemult 9/13. Plan to look at burning on KRD late September early October. 12-Sep-2019 6:56:08
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 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
South Warner Unit 248 30   T41 R23 Sec 18,19 California Boarder None Burning 159 Acres in Deep Creek Canyon Today. 10 Gray Back + 18 Feds.23-Apr-2019 7:20:07
South Warner Unit 99,112,111 159 10:00 T39 R23 Sec 16,15,23,24 Deep Creek Canyon BC-71
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-Sep-2019 9:54:33
LIFC Coordinator = Suba       On Call Dispatcher = Smith
LIFC Resources/Comments = LIFC is 7-day staffing with normal hours of operation 0730-1800 daily.

Rx burns have green icons.

Fiscal Year-to-Date Rx Burning Statistics

Agency Number of Projects Acres
FWF-Bly Ranger District52913
FWF-Chemult Ranger District2793
FWF-Chiloquin Ranger District24659
FWF-Klamath Ranger District9395
FWF-Lakeview Ranger District32594
FWF-Winter Rim Zone23737
LAD-Lakeview BLM32778
LAD-Klamath Falls Resource Area BLM5163
SHR-Sheldon/Hart NWR11043
Klamath Basin NWR112
CLP-Crater Lake National Park00
USDA-Forest Service Fremont-Winema NF2315091
Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District82941
US Fish & Wildlife Service21055
National Park Service00
Oregon Dept of Forestry010
SCOFMP Totals3319097
Updated 16-Sep-2019 9:51:11 by the Lakeview Ranger District