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Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:16
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...

Bighorn Sheep Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:17
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 begin as soon as November 23 and continuing 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....

Camp Fire (Wildfire)

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:29
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Strong northeast winds are expected to continue through Monday morning. Firefighters worked through the night to hold perimeter lines and provide structure defense in areas where the fire was impacting structures. Steep rugged terrain in some areas will impede control operations. Today firefighters will continue to fight the fire aggressively, provide structure defense and strategically be prepositioned in the case of any wind shifts. Incident Start Date: 11/8/2018 Incident Start Time: 6:29 a.m. Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff Department, Paradise Police Department, U.S. Forest Service Size: 113,000 acres Containment: 25% Firefighter Injuries: 3 Civilian Fatalities: 29

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

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:38
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

Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:41
Fire managers on the Kaibab National Forest continue working on the 2018 fall prescribed fire burn plan and will implement broadcast burns near Tusayan and south of Williams in the days ahead.. The specific units to be ignited will be chosen based on fuel moistures and weather conditions that are within prescriptive levels that meet fuels reduction objectives. The flowing project areas are planned for treatments on both the Tusayan and Williams Ranger Districts: Sunflower Rx Project: Southeast of Williams, approximately 12,000 acres. Green Base Rx Project: North of Williams near Three Sisters, approximately 7500 acres. Reed Rx Project South and northeast of Tusayan, approximately 3200 acres Russell Rx Project Southeast of Tusayan, approximately 4000 acres The Reed and Sunflower projects are currently active and may continue as weather and forest conditions permit.

Horn Fire (Wildfire)

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 18:25
This fire is burning brush and grass on BLM-managed public land in Lassen County,

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

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 18:18
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)

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:59
Work on suppression repair is still continuing on the Delta Fire. Repair activities include grading heavily used roads, repairing damaged culverts, replacing vegetation and 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.Warm temperatures combined with very dry air may result in more smoke being visible from still smoldering pockets of heavy fuels (logs, stump holes, etc.). Crews are continuing to patrol the fires perimeter to insure there is no threat to the fire line.Command of the Delta Fire transferred from the Northern California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 back to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on October 11, 2018 at...

Slash Pile Burning 2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:51
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...

Mendocino Complex (Wildfire)

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:59
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.

Eden Fire (Wildfire)

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:29
The Eden Fire continues to slowly grow in the steep and rugged terrain of the John Krebs Wilderness in Sequoia National Park. This lightning-caused fire started on October 4, 2018 during a series of thunderstorms that came through the area the first week of October. Located in the Eden Creek Grove of giant sequoias, south of Mineral King Road, helicopter-based firefighters, called helitack, mapped the fire from the air to be 151 acres on Monday. Despite the fire’s visibility, the fire poses no threat to life, property, or infrastructure at this time. Due to its location, with no direct access, and over a century of no fire history, firefighters are monitoring the fire via air. Naturally-caused lightning fires are part of the Sierra Nevada ecosystem. Giant sequoia groves have adapted for thousands of years to fire and with the Eden Creek Grove in designated wilderness, suppressing the fire with any direct or indirect actions, would have more of a negative impact on the...

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

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:44
See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns. Also see this quick video showing prescribed fire project information, including photos and maps from the Davis and Harris understory prescribed fires on October 18 northeast of McCloud, ways we inform the public of planned projects, and finally how you can stay connected to receive real-time fire updates: 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...

Klondike Fire (Wildfire)

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 09:32
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)

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:41
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)

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:40
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.

PV NIDGS Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:40
The New Meadows Ranger District has burned 350 acres of Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel habitat in the Price Valley area. The burn was conducted October 1 to October 3. Residual smoke may still be visible in the

East Fork Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:38
The Council Ranger District burned over 2,000 acres in the Cold Springs area, 7 miles northeast of Council. Beginning October 14th, the burn was conducted over four days with the objective of improving forest health, growth and resiliency and returning vegetation and fire frequency to historic conditions.Signs will be posted on roads and information boards near all prescribed burn areas prior to and when burning is in progress. If you have questions about this prescribed burn please call: Council Ranger District

Bald Hill Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:37
The Krassel Ranger District burned 1,200 acres in the Bald Hill area, 7 miles west of Yellow Pine. Beginning October 20th, the burn was conducted over two days with the primary objective to restore fire-adapted ecosystems. This maintains desirable vegetation conditions and reduces potential negative effects from future wildland fire to both agency and adjacent private