Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 (Prescribed Fire)

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See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns. As temperatures drop and the first precipitation of the season arrives, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is conducting its fall, winter and spring prescribed fire projects. “The 2018 fire season has provided significant firefighting challenges for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, our partners and cooperators. In order to meet future challenges in the most effective way possible, the forest will continue to use tools such as prescribed burning in our mission to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels, restore forest ecosystems and improve safety of communities within the wildland urban interface,” explained Forest Fire Management Officer Ben Newburn. Pre-planned prescribed fire projects may take place at specific locations across the forest from October through June 2019. Actual project ignition will depend upon local weather and fuel conditions. Planned projects include burn piles and...

Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX (Prescribed Fire)

3 days ago
Please slow down and use caution when driving near prescribed burn operations - fire fighter and public safety are our priority. Kernville, Ca….November/December 2017-2018: Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects are scheduled this winter/spring on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District on the Sequoia National Forest, as well as some lower elevation burning near communities around Isabella Lake.Fire managers work closely with the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts.Forest Service crews prep fire lines and cut ladder fuels to prepare for burning during winter months. Prep work is necessary to ensure the project work is accomplished safely and to provide control measures.November 29 and November 30, 2018, fire personnel burned slash piles in Live Oak Campground North and South, accomplishing 145 piles for (15 acres approx.). Tuesday, Dec. 4th fire crews burned hazardous fuels (piles) for 1 acre - along the...

2018 Fall/Winter Burns (Prescribed Fire)

6 days 6 hours ago
Pile burns have begun near U.S. Highway 89 on the northeast side of Flagstaff and south of Mountainaire. Smoke is expected to not to travel much in the light winds blowing to the

Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

1 week 2 days ago
Prescribed fires are essential tools for restoring the forest in our fire-adapted ecosystem, and smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these vital efforts. Fire managers strive to minimize smoke impacts to the community as much as possible. They burn when winds and other atmospheric conditions will push the majority of smoke away from homes; they will burn larger sections at a time to limit the number of days smoke is in the air, and they work closely with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, as well as neighboring forests to monitor air quality.Crews also seek opportunities to use slash from thinning projects around the community instead of burning it. It is often used s filler at the landfill and offered as firewood to community members. Forests need the frequent, low intensity fire to remove accumulated smaller fuels and recycle nutrients into the soils to promote healthy vegetation and wildlife habitat. A healthier forest is a safer forest for firefighters and residents...

Shasta-Trinity NF Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

1 week 4 days ago
Burned Area Emergency Response Team is working on the Hirz and Delta Fires The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, local counties, California Department of Transportation, and other federal, state and local agencies to assess potential post-fire impacts to watersheds burned by the Hirz and Delta Fires. “The BAER assessment for the Hirz and Delta Fires is vitally important for the current and future management of watersheds within the fire impacted area,” stated Scott Russell, Forest Supervisor for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. “We are fortunate to have the involvement of a wide cross section of representatives from local, state, and Federal agencies/organizations and private land owners to help ensure effective coordination across jurisdictions.”The BAER assessment team is evaluating watershed conditions to determine the level of potential risks to human life, safety, property, natural...

Delta Fire (Wildfire)

1 week 4 days ago
The Delta Fire was declared controlled on November 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. What is the difference between contained and controlled? Please see this fire terminology website: on suppression repair continues on the Delta Fire. Repair activities include grading heavily used roads, repairing damaged culverts, replacing vegetation, installing waterbars on dozer lines and hand lines to prevent erosion and recovering timber damaged during suppression efforts.The Forest Closer Order number 14-18-20 is still in place. For specific recreation information contact the Weaverville Ranger Station (530) 623-2121, the Shasta Lake Ranger District (530) 275-1587, or the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station (530) 926-4511 for specific information.For Delta/Hirz Fire Burned Area Emergency Response Information, please visit the BAER InciWeb site at: any additional fire information contact the Shasta-Trinity National...

Eden Fire (Wildfire)

1 week 4 days ago
Burning since October 4th in the John Krebs Wilderness of Sequoia National Park, the 1,777 acre lightning-caused Eden Fire is now 90% contained. The onset of winter-like weather and a combination of visual and infrared flights this week have shown the fire’s growth to be very limited. Located in and adjacent to the Eden Creek Grove of giant sequoias, the terrain is steep and rugged with no access via the ground. The fire is working its way through an area that has no modern recorded fire history of significance. This fire should be seen as a success story for the health and well-being of our public lands. By not taking any direct suppression action on this fire, the parks did not put any on the ground firefighters at risk, created contemporary fire history in an area that has over a century of extreme fuel loading, and greatly reduced costs and risks associated with suppressing all fires, all the time. Compared to the 2018 Horse Creek Fire in the same area, the Eden Fire cost...

Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires (Wildfire)

1 week 4 days ago
Three wildfires, ignited by lightning in early October, continue to smolder in the Western Divide Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest. Observed during an aerial reconnaissance Sunday, November 25th were burning snags and stumps well within the fire perimeters. “It appears precipitation received in recent storms wasn’t enough to extinguish the fires, however light rain and a dusting of snow in the higher elevations reduces the threat considerably,” stated District Ranger Eric LaPrice. Another storm is expected over the District Wednesday through Friday. With additional precipitation, the fires will likely be fully extinguished. Fire officials continue to monitor the fires by air and on the ground, weather permitting. Two helicopters, fire patrols, and overhead personnel are assigned. With incoming winter weather, the fires have been placed into patrol status. The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, burned in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy...

Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

1 week 6 days ago
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 this winter in an effort to improve wildlife habitat and reduce hazardous fuels. Burning could take place as conditions allow throughout the winter. 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. This winter, burning would take place when south facing slopes within the project area have minimal to no snow and north facing slopes have snow cover to contain the burn. Appropriate conditions must be met before burning can take place, including favorable weather forecast (wind, precipitation, etc.), fuel moisture, smoke dispersal and staffing. Weather is monitored throughout the...

Camp Fire (Wildfire)

1 week 6 days ago
Chico, CA - November 25, 2018: This will be the final posting of Inciweb for the Camp Fire. While the fire is 100% contained, non-fire operations are ongoing. To sign up for continuing information, press releases and announcements: recovery information and continuing evacuations locations and status visit: For information regarding the Plumas National Forest Area Closure: local forest concerns, please contact:Feather River Ranger District875 Mitchell Ave, Oroville, CA 95965(530) 534-6500 Additional links: public information map, operations map, evacuation map, fire progression map, fire history map, Camp Fire Structure Status map and for previous updates. Containment of the Camp Fire is now 100%. Fire suppression repair personnel continue to conduct suppression repair where possible. Search and Rescue Crews, US&R Teams, and engine companies continue to...

Slash Pile Burning 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

2 weeks 6 days 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...

Rabbit Foot Fire (Wildfire)

4 weeks 1 day ago
The lightning-caused Rabbit Foot Fire began on August 2, 2018, and is 100% contained. The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at LOW Fire Danger.

KNF-GRCA North Zone Fire Rx 2018-2019 (Prescribed Fire)

1 month ago
North Zone fire managers on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will be treating several project areas with prescribed fire starting in October 2018 and continuing through spring 2019. About 10,000 acres could be eligible for treatment across the Kaibab Plateau, but the implementation of each project will occur only when weather, fuel moisture and smoke dispersal conditions are within defined prescription

Mendocino Complex (Wildfire)

1 month ago
WILLOWS, Calif. — The management of the complex was turned back to the Mendocino National Forest on Monday, Sept. 24 with Jason Kraling as the Incident Commander.

Dolores Ranger District Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

1 month ago
The South Carver burn, will take place three miles north of Summit Reservoir near the intersection of Forest roads 556 and 557 in the Carver Canyon area of Haycamp Mesa. Approximately 1,200 acres will be burned by hand crews over five to seven days. The goal is reduce slash left from a previous timber sale and reduce the buildup of natural fuels.The Lake Canyon prescribed burn will take place 12 miles east of Dove Creek, near the Glade area west and south of Forest roads 504 and 509. Both hand and aerial ignition methods will be used for two to five days to ignite 2,700 acres. The goal is to reduce ground litter by mimicking historic fire-return intervals. Smoke may be visible from Dove Creek, Cortez, Colorado Highway 491 between Dove Creek and Pleasant View areas. Smoke may settle into the low lying valleys and the Dolores River Canyon

Klondike Fire (Wildfire)

1 month ago
The Klondike Fire is burning in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The fire started on July 15 from a lightning strike in the area of Klondike Creek about 9 miles southwest of Selma, OR. The Klondike West fire is actively burning in the footprint of the 2002 Biscuit Fire and in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Portions of the fire are contained by previously burned areas including the Chetco Bar Fire of 2017. The Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires were split into zones on Saturday, Aug. 18. The fires are now referred to as Taylor Creek Fire, Klondike Fire East, and Klondike Fire West. Online Links InciWeb: Taylor Creek Fire InciWeb: Klondike Fire Evacuation levels: Facebook: Taylor Creek & Klondike FiresRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Payette Prescribed Fire, Fall 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

1 month 1 week ago
The Payette National Forest burned more than 3,700 acres over twelve days this fall. Although pile and landing burning will continue throughout into the winter months, large scale landscape burns are complete for 2018. For information on specific burns, please see the Links below.Prescribed burning on the Payette is intended to create fire-adapted communities, reduce risk to firefighters responding to wildland fires, improve the ability to manage wildland fires, restore or enhance wildlife habitat, improve forest and grassland resiliency, increase seral tree species, improve water carrying capacity in our soils and recycle nutrients. Fire is the greatest change agent in our forest and grassland systems. These systems have evolved with fire and must have fire to remain resilient and productive. Fire managers strive to minimize impacts from prescribed fire to local communities. However, smoke is an unavoidable byproduct of these crucial efforts. Forests need the frequent, low-intensity...

Rocky Bear Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

1 month 1 week ago
The Central Zone of the Payette conducted prescribed fire operations in the Rocky Bear project area this fall. Fifty two acres were burned over three days.The purpose of this burn was to reduce fuels in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), improve habitat for wildlife and reintroduce fire into the eco system.
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