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
Duece Piles   0900 T.36 R16 Dairy Creek None All pile and other recently burned units are in patrol status.25-Nov-2019 8:27:03
FWF - Lakeview Ranger District
No Burning Today             25-Nov-2019 8:44:57
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. 14-Jan-2020 13:56:08
FWF - Chemult Ranger District
Yota 2500 8:30 30-10-1 Chemult BC-40  25-Nov-2019 7:23:25
FWF - Chiloquin Ranger District
Fort 100 1100 T34 R07 Sec 6,7.8,18 Fort Klamath DV-5 Fort 1 & 2 Landings and hand piles 230 acres11-Dec-2019 10:23:19
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
No Burning Today           All piles are still being monitored. There should be no more pile burning until early spring or next winter. 7-Jan-2020 7:12:59
Sheldon/Hart NWR
Barnhardy 0 10:00 T 35 R 26 Hart Mountain None Burning 70 acres at McKee Meadow RX today.6-Nov-2019 11:20:30
McKee Meadow 70 10:00 T 36 R 25 Hart Mountain F-79
Klamath Basin NWRs
No Burning Today             6-Nov-2019 8:02:01
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/Clover Flat checking South Warner's9-Dec-2019 7:43:26
South Warner Unit 135   T39 R22 Sec 36 Sage Hen/Deep Creek C-75
Clover Flat 30   T36 R20 Sec 10,11,15,9,3 Coyote Meadow F-78
West Side Landing Piles 15 1030 T,38 R,6 Sec,33 Spencer Creek F-75  5-Dec-2019 16:05:20

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 District61728
FWF-Chemult Ranger District39500
FWF-Chiloquin Ranger District32340
FWF-Klamath Ranger District15764
FWF-Lakeview Ranger District43046
FWF-Winter Rim Zone23062
LAD-Lakeview BLM3165
LAD-Klamath Falls Resource Area BLM215
SHR-Sheldon/Hart NWR11043
Klamath Basin NWR3764
CLP-Crater Lake National Park00
USDA-Forest Service Fremont-Winema NF3320440
Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District5180
US Fish & Wildlife Service41807
National Park Service00
Oregon Dept of Forestry010
SCOFMP Totals4222437
Updated 14-Jan-2020 13:56:08 by the Winter Rim Zone