Blanca Wetlands Rx (Prescribed Fire)

4 months 2 weeks ago
The Bureau of Land Management Front Range Fire and Aviation Management Unit is tentatively planning on conducting the Blanca Wetlands Prescribed Burn on Thursday and Friday later this week, February 27 and 28. Depending on the progress that crews make Thursday and Friday, operations may continue on Saturday, if necessary. If conditions change and are not right to conduct the burn this week, the operation will be delayed and will occur when conditions are more favorable.   Blanca Wetlands is located approximately 11 miles northeast of Alamosa. This prescribed burn will improve habitat for nesting and migratory waterfowl in the wetlands. As many as 184 acres surrounding six ponds will be burned as part of this operation. Smoke from the burn will be visible throughout the day of the burn, mostly during the warmest part of the day. With cooler temperatures in the evening, smoke may linger and accumulate in low-lying areas. The full news release announcing this burn (that was issued...

Camp Bowie Rx (Prescribed Fire)

4 months 2 weeks ago
Update: 2/26/2020On February 25, 2020, firefighters began the multi-unit burn on the Camp Bowie Training Center with 343 acres.  1,405 acres planned for 2/27/2020 and 1,934 acres planned for 2/28/2020, weather permitting. February 24-28, 2020Texas A&M Forest Service, in cooperation with the Texas Army National Guard, will be conducting a Prescribed Burn at Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas (Brown County, Texas) the week of February 24, 2020. This prescribed burn will reduce hazardous fuels, improve habitat for local wildlife, assist with the removal of invasive plants and grasses, assist with the restoration of native prairies and grasslands, and provide training opportunities for firefighters from the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. Texas A&M Forest Service plans to have additional prescribed burns on Camp Bowie through March 2020. As many as 3,684 acres are scheduled to be burned during the February and March burn window. The timing of the burn operation will depend on...

Baseball Fire (Wildfire)

4 months 2 weeks ago
The Baseball wildfire started at noon Tuesday, Feb. 25 on the Covelo Ranger District of the Mendocino National Forest. It has been determined that the fire started from previous pile burning on the Baseball Prescribed Fire Project. The fire is located about 15 miles southeast of Covelo near Atchison

Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire (Prescribed Fire)

4 months 2 weeks ago
Pile burning  activity is occurring will be occurring on Government Hill on Wednesday February 25th. Smoke is expected to move to the west during the day and may occasionally impact forest road 141 to the north. The burn will be visible to residents in Spring Valley, Pumpkin Center, and Parks including the I-40 corridor to the south, and Route 64 to the west. Ventilation is predicted to be very good with the majority of smoke dispersing by late afternoon leaving only minor impacts by early evening. Air quality will be monitored closely and actions will be taken as necessary to minimize the effects to all adjacent residential areas. 

Hidden Shores Fire (Wildfire)

4 months 2 weeks ago
Hidden Shores Fire is 10 acres and 60% contained as of 02/26/2020 9 am. Forward progress of the fire has been stopped.The general origin area is on Bureau of Reclamation land. No structures are threatened, 1 structure reported damaged. Fire cause is under

Mark Twain NF 2020 Rx Fire (Prescribed Fire)

4 months 2 weeks ago
As weather allows, Mark Twain National Forest will conduct prescribed burning in areas across the Forest.  We will update this page weekly with what burns are planned for that week.  All weekly plans are subject to change based on weather conditions, staffing levels, and many other factors.  Important Links:2020 MTNF Prescribed Fire map (shows general locations of all prescribed fires planned for 2020) Updated on 2/21/2020 General: Some prescribed burning will occur on some units across the Forest this week.Burns planned this week:Zone 1 (Potos/Fredericktown and Salem Ranger District): Loggers Lake Units 2 & 3 for 671 Acres on the Salem Ranger District (COMPLETE)Zone 2 (Eleven Point and Poplar Bluff Ranger Districts):NONEZone 3 (Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs and Rolla/Houston/Cedar Creek Ranger District): -Preusch Smith – 635 Acres, Houston RDOnyx – 8 Acres, Houston RD (COMPLETE)Kenyon Hollow Unit 1 and Unit 2 – 575 Acres, Ava RDAlternative burns: (list of any burns...

Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX (Prescribed Fire)

4 months 2 weeks ago
  Today, 2/24/2020, fire crews will burn one pile on School House Road.  (east side of Isabella Lake, below the airport). (Over 700 piles have been burned successfully in the past two weeks: 300 hazardous fuel piles were burned in the Upper Kern River Campgrounds.  150 piles were burned in the Penny Pines Project below Alta Sierra Ski Resort in the Greenhorn Mountains, and near recreational residences.  Approximately 150 piles were burned in the South Fork Wildlife Area, an additional 60 acres in Havilah on the Breckenridge Crew compound).           Further information can be found on the original News Release below - fall of 2019:KERNVILLE, Calif., October 16, 2019 - Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects are scheduled this winter on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District on the Sequoia National Forest. Prescribed fires will be conducted when weather and fuel moisture conditions are within defined parameters to safely accomplish the project...

2020 Rx Burns (Prescribed Fire)

4 months 2 weeks ago
Willard Pit burn today on the Flagstaff Ranger District. Expect smoke to be seen from Interstate 17; miles northwest of Munds Park, I-17 & Willard exit, Coconino County Willard Transfer Station GPS: 34.972515, -111.690913  

Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)

4 months 3 weeks ago
The U.S. Forest Service will soon conduct prescribed burns to maintain, restore or improve early successional habitat, maintain wetlands, restore unique barrens ecosystems, and regenerate oak and hickory. Prescribed burns also reduce fuel loads, thereby lowering the risk of catastrophic wildfire. U.S. Forest Service fire managers work closely with the National Weather Service to determine the best days to burn to achieve desired goals and to maximize safety. Many specific conditions must be met for a burn to occur, including fuel moisture, wind speed and direction, and relative humidity, among other factors. Decisions are generally made the day of the burn once parameters have been measured or forecasted. Therefore advance specific notification for a particular burn can be difficult. Forest staff notifies the public in the immediate area of the prescribed burn. The public is advised to check the forest’s social media accounts and website for announcements of burns at...

Fort Wolters Rx (Prescribed Fire)

4 months 3 weeks ago
Texas A&M Forest Service, in cooperation with the Texas Military Department and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System, will be conducting a Prescribed Burn at Fort Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas (Palo Pinto County, Texas) in March 2020. This prescribed burn will reduce hazardous fuels, improve habitat for local wildlife, assist with the removal of invasive plants and grasses, assist with the restoration of native prairies and grasslands, and provide training opportunities for firefighters from the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System.  The timing of the burn operation will depend on weather and fuel moisture conditions. 750 acres are scheduled for the burn unit. The timing of the burn operation will depend on weather and fuel moisture conditions.More information will be posted to this site as it becomes available.

Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2019-20 (Prescribed Fire)

5 months ago
See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns.As temperatures drop and the first precipitation of the season has arrived, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is beginning its preparations for fall, winter and spring prescribed fire projects.“Prescribed fire is an important tool in our mission to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels, restore forest ecosystems and improve safety of communities within the wildland urban interface,” explained Assistant Forest Fire Management Officer Ernie Villa.Pre-planned prescribed fire projects may take place at specific locations across the forest from mid-September through June 2020. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned projects include burn piles and low intensity understory burns of vegetation on the forest floor. The main goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland...

Klamath NF Winter RX Burning (Prescribed Fire)

5 months ago
February 12, 2020 -  Weather and fuel conditions permitting, pile burning and low-intensity understory burns around the forest. Below is a list showing current activity, proposed projects, and completed work. For questions, contact the burn supervisor for the specific project. Current Activity: February 12 - 13, 2020 - Goosenest Ranger District - 3 miles north of Bray, CA, up to 256 acres.  Smoke my be visible to the south, then switching towards the northeast.  Please do not report.  Proposed Projects: Goosenest Ranger District – Fuels Technician Brandon Dethlefs (530) 398-5727 Van Bremmer- 1,471 acres between Garner Butte and Garner Mountain near the communities of Tennant and Bray. Thompson Ranch- 900 acres of understory burning approximately five miles east of the community of Bray and four miles northeast of Tennant. Erickson- 1,820 acres of understory burning approximately two miles west of the community of Bray and seven miles northwest...

Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

5 months 2 weeks ago
Firefighters successfully burned over 400 acres of the Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn. Burning of the remaining acres is expected to take place in early 2020 when conditions allow. Fire managers on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District are monitoring conditions on the Roosevelt National Forest to conduct the Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn in the Poudre Canyon in an effort to improve wildlife habitat and reduce hazardous fuels. Burning could begin as soon as February 25 and continue as conditions allow.This prescribed burn is located on the north side of the Poudre Canyon near the Roaring Creek Trailhead, approximately eight miles west of Rustic. The project is 636 acres, with 85% of these acres on National Forest System lands and the other 15% on Colorado Parks and Wildlife lands. Burning expected to take place when south facing slopes within the project area generally have minimal to no snow and north facing slopes have snow cover to contain the burn. Appropriate conditions must be met...

Elkhorn-Pingree Hill Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire)

5 months 2 weeks ago
The Pingree Hill portion of the Elkhorn-Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn is completed. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. Burning of the Elkhorn portion of this project is expected to begin when conditions allow as soon as February 2020.The Elkhorn - Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn is located in the Poudre Canyon. Firefighters burned portions of Pingree Hill in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. No burning has taken place yet on Elkhorn. The Pingree Hill Prescribed Burn is located northeast of Rustic at the intersection of Highway 14 and Pingree Hill road, south of Kelly Flats Road and is 1,913 acres. The Elkhorn Prescribed Burn is located approximately two miles northwest of Rustic, south of Sevenmile Road, above the Arrowhead Visitor Center and is 2,191 acres.Appropriate conditions must be met before ignition of prescribed burns can take place. Fire managers are carefully monitoring these conditions, including a favorable weather forecast (temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.),...

Slash Pile Burning 2019-2020 (Prescribed Fire)

6 months 4 weeks ago
As winter conditions settle in across Colorado's Northern Front Range, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will work to burn slash piles resulting from fuels reduction and hazardous tree removal projects across the area. Hand piles are a result of using chainsaws to thin the forest. Much of the smaller cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. Piles must be burned before the treatment is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations. Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions. Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will...

Martinez 3 Fire (Wildfire)

7 months ago
Regular information will no longer be produced for the Martinez 3. If a significant event does occur then regular information will be posted again. With the issues the local community is facing in regards to illegal dumping and trespassing, officials are asking people to report an illegal dumping in the area. The Sun Valley Recycling Center is no longer operating at the incident site off 66th Avenue. Any dumping of materials at the site is illegal. Please report all illegal dumping seen in the valley to the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians at 760-541-5215, or submit a report at ivan-imperial.org.The Martinez 3 Fire is suspected to be an arson caused fire. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any arsonist connected to the Martinez 3 Fire or any other fires in the area. Please call WeTip at 1-800-472-7766 to make an anonymous

Granite Lake Fire (Wildfire)

9 months 2 weeks ago
The Granite Lake Fire was detected on September 21 in the Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness, approximately 13 miles southeast of Meredith, Colorado. It has been relatively inactive until recent dry, windy weather increased fire activity. Smoke from the fire may be visible from surrounding communities. The fire resulted from a natural ignition on a steep slope at approximately 11,000 feet in elevation. Wind has pushed the fire across patches of high alpine vegetation and avalanche paths. Fire managers have closely evaluated terrain, anticipated weather patterns and the fire’s location. They will implement a ‘confine and contain’ strategy using point protection to manage the Granite Lake Fire to minimize risk to the firefighters and public. Difficult risk management decisions are made by fire managers on every wildfire. Steep, rocky terrain raises concerns about firefighter exposure in a backcountry firefighting environment. Additional considerations include the fire’s lack of...
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