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 - Southeast Zone
Today's Fire Manager = DV-1
Paddock Meadow 175 0900 T38 R 13 S 12 N of Gerber Reservoir C-614 POC for Goodlow RX is DV1 541-219-9992 RXB Cpt 614 541-591-316819-Apr-2023 8:03:49
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
Today's Fire Manager = BC-30
Bridge Buck 0 1030 T29 R12 S11 Buck Campground BC-30 Holding and Patrolling Units 6 & 7 Sam Tacchini Burn Boss at Jakabe3-Jun-2024 11:44:17
Jakabe 3/4 354 1030 T35 R18 34 Parker Hills, 3510 rd None
FWF - Mazama Zone
Today's Fire Manager = F-52
Yota unit 3 96 Holding status T29 R11 S31 Long Praire None All Units in Patrol Status.8-Jun-2024 7:58:20
Yota unit 4 149 1000 T30 R10 S1 Long Praire None
North 2 Units 6, 7A, 7B, 10, 12A, 15   Patrol T34 R8 S8,9,16,17 6 miles NE of Chiloquin None
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
Today's Fire Manager = DV-6
No Burning Today             21-Feb-2024 6:21:31
Sheldon/Hart NWR
Today's Fire Manager = CH-500
No Burning Today           ignition on 2-7- 2024 7-Feb-2024 17:17:53
Klamath Basin NWRs
Today's Fire Manager = LKR CH8500
No Burning Today             6-Jun-2023 8:15:38
FWF - Crater Lake National Park
Today's Fire Manager = None
Mazama Village Piles 1 0930 T 331S R5E Sec13 Mazama Village/campground None Burn boss will be 9103 (Harwood).....Continuing ignitions on Mazama Village Rx if conditions permit following eclipse today.17-Oct-2023 7:17:34
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 = None
          None  19-Jan-2024 10:41:54
Today's Fire Manager = F-76
West Side Landing piles Green Leftovers 20 0900 T40 R6 Sec 33 and 27 Ward Road F-75  6-Dec-2023 5:53:36
Gerber Rec Piles 5 1100 T39 R13 Sec 12 Gerber Res. Campground F-76
Buck RX Piles 52 0900 T40 R12 Sec 21 Buck Butte 5 mile N of Malin F-75

LIFC Information

This information was updated on 14-Jun-2024 12:28:35
LIFC Coordinator = Hall       On Call Dispatcher = Wilkie
LIFC Resources/Comments = LIFC is staffed 7 days a week 0800-1700 unless required for extended staffing.

Rx burns have green icons.