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
Juniper RX 200 10:00 T.40 R.16 Sec. 4 Strawbarry Res. C-13 Juniper RX active burning interior islands3-Jul-2018 8:11:45
FWF - Lakeview Ranger District
West Drews 0 1000 T39 R16 S3 Secret Valley FRM-2  21-May-2018 8:47:04
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
Coyote 9z 15 1100 31 13 22 FS RD 27 to 019, Sycan Marsh BC-31 Any prescribed fire needs or questions please contact BC31 or BC30. 6-Jun-2018 13:43:33
FWF - Chemult Ranger District
No Burning Today           Townsite WUI, Jack and Cub units in patrol status 5-Jun-2018 7:56:03
FWF - Chiloquin Ranger District
No Burning Today           Patrolling Ninemile units. No igntions planned until after Thursday at the earliest. 8-May-2018 8:30:44
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
No Burning Today           Will begin Fall RX season sometime in October when units are in prescription. 22-Sep-2018 7:45:07
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
No Burning Today           Contingency resources Engine 652 29-May-2018 8:25:39
ODF Klamath
No Burning Today             17-Oct-2016 10:44:37
ODF - Lakeview
No Burning Today             10-Jun-2016 11:37:21
BLM Lakeview
South Warner Unit 261 103 10:00 T41 R23 Sec 5 Round Mountain BC-73  27-Feb-2018 6:16:09
Bryant Mtn Shear Piles 258   T40 R12 Sec15 N end Bryant Mtn Ogden  21-Feb-2018 16:04

LIFC Information

This information was updated on 25-Sep-2018 10:23:51
LIFC Coordinator = Thomas       On Call Dispatcher = Wilkie
LIFC Resources/Comments = LIFC will be staffed 0700-1800 and extended staffing provided as needed.

Fiscal Year-to-Date Rx Burning Statistics

Agency Number of Projects Acres
FWF-Bly Ranger District45095
FWF-Chemult Ranger District31500
FWF-Chiloquin Ranger District52756
FWF-Klamath Ranger District00
FWF-Lakeview Ranger District24000
FWF-Winter Rim Zone59778
LAD-Lakeview BLM12682
LAD-Klamath Falls Resource Area BLM4371
SHR-Sheldon/Hart NWR13400
Klamath Basin NWR112
CLP-Crater Lake National Park00
USDA-Forest Service Fremont-Winema NF1923129
Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District53053
US Fish & Wildlife Service23412
National Park Service00
Oregon Dept of Forestry010
SCOFMP Totals2629604
Updated 22-Sep-2018 7:45:07 by the Klamath Ranger District