Wildland Fire

Buffalo Gap celebrates 10 years as a Firewise Community

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Nov. 10, 2016 — BUFFALO GAP, Texas — Ten years ago, Buffalo Gap, Texas became one of only three Firewise communities in the state. The citizens of Buffalo Gap will commemorate their 10 th year as a Firewise community with a celebration held at City Hall Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Texas A&M Forest Service will presen

Texans celebrate Arbor Day in ‘The Oldest Town in Texas”

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Nov. 4, 2016 — NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Texans from across the state gathered today in the Oldest Town in Texas to celebrate the State Arbor Day and how trees can connect the past, present and future.

Eleven miles of ecologically significant Neches River conserved

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

The Conservation Fund and Texas A&M Forest Service announced today the protection of 6,899 acres of working forestland near Palestine, Texas.

Official State Arbor Day Celebration in the ‘Oldest Town in Texas’

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

We encourage all Texas communities to celebrate trees and to learn about the benefits they provide for us every day — like clean air, clear water, improving our health and even saving us money on energy bills.

Grant funding to purchase three fire trucks for TIFMAS approved

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Three Texas fire departments were selected to receive more than $700,000 in grants from Texas A&M Forest Service through the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual System on Oct. 19. 

Texas A&M Forest Service confirms increase of post oak mortality in Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

 Post oak trees across the state are facing higher mortality rates in both urban and rural settings. 

Wildfire training academy to be held in Bastrop

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

  October 7, 2016—BASTROP, Texas—Firefighters from across the country will travel to Camp Swift to attend one of the country’s premiere interagency wildfire academies. The 19th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, fondly known as the Bastrop Academy, will take place Oct.

More than 15 million awarded in grants to fire departments

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Oct. 6, 2016 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas fire departments received more than $15 million in grants Wednesday through the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program . I

Texans get to celebrate ‘holiday for trees’ on Nov. 4

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Oct. 4, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texans across the Lone Star State are invited to celebrate Arbor Day Nov. 4. Arbor Day is a holiday for trees – it is the perfect day to plant trees and to celebrate all the ways that trees enrich our lives, communities and landscapes.

Umatilla National Forest prepares for prescribed burning (2018 Umatilla NF Prescribed Burning Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:57
North Fork John Day Ranger District to implement prescribed burn this week PENDLETON, Ore. – The Umatilla National Forest is preparing to implement early season prescribed burning activities as soon as Thursday across portions of the Forest. Fire management officials on the North Fork John Day Ranger District will begin implementing a prescribed burn plan on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, three miles south of Dale along the west side of Highway 395. The District’s upcoming prescribed burn operations consist of approximately 200 acres of grass within a 600 acre burn unit. The objective of the burn is to reduce the spread of invasive grasses, such as Ventenata and Medusahead, by burning the first germination of grass following the recent snow melt. Implementing these burn operations will help encourage the growth of native vegetation. Smoke from the burn operations will be visible along the highway, but the activities are not anticipated to produce significant or long-lasting smoke....

Prescribed Burning Planned February 7 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:57
The following prescribed fire projects are scheduled to take place today:Weaver Basin Trail System north of Weaverville - 1 acrePeak, near Plummer Peak south of Hayfork - 5 acres Pit Arm near Shasta Lake - 2

Kaibab South Zone RX Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:57
Fire crews are scheduled to continue burning a 250 acre unit on the Reed Prescribed Fire project beginning Thursday of this week near the Grand Canyon Airport southwest of the town of Tusayan. Ignitions will occur over a period of a few days in order to minimize smoke production and allow for good ventilation throughout the day. East winds are forecasted and are expected to transport smoke away from developed areas reducing the potential for impacts to residents, businesses and roadways.

Prescribed Burning to Continue on Reed Rx Project South of Tusayan (Kaibab South Zone RX Fire Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:51
Tusayan, Ariz., Feb 7, 2018—For Immediate Release. Fire crews are scheduled to continue burning a 250 acre unit on the Reed Prescribed Fire project beginning Thursday of this week near the Grand Canyon Airport southwest of the town of Tusayan. Ignitions will occur over a period of a few days in order to minimize smoke production and allow for good ventilation throughout the day. East winds are forecasted and are expected to transport smoke away from developed areas reducing the potential for impacts to residents, businesses and roadways. “This area southwest of Tusayan is critical for us to maintain with regular intervals of fire” said Brandon Oberhardt, Engine Captain on the Tusayan Ranger District. “Predominant winds come out of this direction most days of the year so keeping this area free of hazardous fuels is essential for reducing the threat to the community” Smoke may be visible from Highway 64 and from the communities of Grand Canyon, Valle and Tusayan. Light smoke...

Prescribed burn plan for week of Feb. 12 (2018 Pile and Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:39
A prescribed broadcast burn project is planned for next week near Mountainaire on the Coconino National Forest’s Flagstaff Ranger District. The Howard Burn Project encompasses approximately 875 acres and is located 1 mile southeast of Mountainaire (35° 4'44.49"N, 111°38'13.72"W). Within this broadcast burn area there are also slash piles which will burn and may smoke for several days within the prescription area. Fire managers are planning to use Forest Roads, 9484T, 235F, 9420R, 762B and local topography as area boundaries. The project is scheduled to begin sometime after 9 a.m. and should be completed within three days. Smoke is predicted to move toward the east and northeast which may impact local communities such as East Flagstaff and motorists on Lake Mary Road. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle in the Lake Mary area, Doney Park, Walnut Canyon and drain down nearby canyons. Prescribed burns are always dependent upon approval...

Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:23
See the 'Announcements' Tab for the latest information on planned prescribed burns. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest plans to initiate prescribed fire operations this fall as weather patterns shift to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions. Forest specialists will continue to monitor local weather conditions and, as circumstances become favorable, district employees will initiate planned ignitions. Prescribed fire is an important part of forest-wide hazardous fuels reduction efforts. “As temperatures moderate and humidity levels rise, we can begin safely using prescribed fire in pre-determined situations,” said Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer, Alex McBath. “Conditions must meet certain criteria, including weather and vegetation factors, before we will implement a prescribed fire or burn piles.” Prescribed fire is a tool that is used to mimic the natural role of fire in the environment, create resilient forests, and to decrease future risk to life, property, and...

Whiting Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:21
The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations February 7 and 8. The district plans to burn two units, totaling approximately 220 acres, in the vicinity of Whiting Homestead.

Prescribed Burning Planned February 6 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2017-18 Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:14
The following prescribed fire projects are scheduled to take place February 6, 2018:Weaver Basin Trail System near Mt. Shasta - 1 acrePeak, near Plummer Peak south of Hayfork - 20 acres

Prescribed burning planned on Springerville Ranger District (Whiting Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:30
The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations February 7 and 8. The district plans to burn two units, totaling approximately 220 acres, in the vicinity of Whiting Homestead. Personnel will remain on scene monitoring the burn through the weekend as needed. Ignitions will occur throughout the morning to minimize the adverse effects of smoke on the local communities. Smoke will be visible from Round Valley, Arizona State Highway 260, U.S. Highway 60 and along Forest Road 117. Motorists are advised to drive safely when approaching areas where prescribed fire activities may limit visibility and hinder fire personnel operations. All prescribed burns are approved through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) before ignition begins. The ADEQ monitors air quality and determines whether or not it will be a good day for smoke dispersion. Although smoke from prescribed fire can still be...

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