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.

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
Today's Fire Manager = None
No Burning Today             6-Aug-2021 10:36:52
FWF - Lakeview Ranger District
Today's Fire Manager = BC-20
No Burning Today             14-Jun-2021 13:03:19
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
Today's Fire Manager = BC-31
Coyote RX 93 1000 T31 R13 S22 Sycan Marsh BC-30  4-May-2021 9:41:51
FWF - Mazama Zone
Today's Fire Manager = DV-4
Yota 2500 8:30 30-10-1 Chemult BC-40  8-May-2020 2:21:07
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
Today's Fire Manager = DV-6
No Burning Today           All Spring 2021 RX burning has been completed. 18-May-2021 7:16:25
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
Today's Fire Manager = None
Highway 62 5 0930 T31S, R6E, S8 west highway 62 past Munson Valley Road 9102 Burning Highway 62 today Rowland (9102) is burn boss19-Oct-2021 8:33:07
ODF Klamath
No Burning Today             4-May-2019 8:00:46
ODF - Lakeview
No Burning Today             10-Jun-2016 11:37:21
BLM Lakeview
Today's Fire Manager = DV-7
Clover flat 100 0900 T35 R20 S22,27,28,32,33 Clover Flat BC-71  14-Jan-2021 7:51:53
Today's Fire Manager = F-76
Bryant Mtn/Buck Piles 200 1000 T40 R12 Sec 20,21 5 Miles N. Malin OR F-75  26-Jan-2021 8:41:51

LIFC Information

This information was updated on 20-Oct-2021 11:12:32
LIFC Coordinator = Phillips       On Call Dispatcher = Gates
LIFC Resources/Comments = Starting Monday 10-11-2021, LIFC will be staffed M-F 0800 to 1700. Sat/Sun will be covered by the On-Call Dispatcher.

Rx burns have green icons.