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Lake Forest Plantations prescribed fire planned for April 24 (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:08
REDDING, Calif. — On April 24, 2019, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity River Management Unit will be conducting a 9 acre prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Trinity Lake and Minersville. This prescribed burn will complete the 115 acre Lake Forest Plantations Fuels Reduction Project and is another component of the plan to reduce understory vegetation and excess fuel loadings within plantations across the forest. The expected initiation date is dependent upon several factors, including, but not limited to favorable weather and site conditions. The small 9 acre plantation will be burned as conditions allow. The unit is adjacent to Granite Peak road, approximately one and a half miles west of Ridgeville on the Stuarts Fork arm of Trinity Lake. The Lake Forest Plantations prescribed fire will create smoke that will be visible along Highway 3 near Bushy Tail Campground, Ridgeville, and multiple vista points along the Lake....

Blue Rock Fuel Reduction Project set to begin (Shasta-Trinity Prescribed Fires 2018-19 Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:58
Blue Rock Fuel Reduction Project set to begin REDDING, Calif. — The Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity River Management Unit will soon be conducting a prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Blue Rock Road. The prescribed burn is part of the Blue Rock Road Fuels Reduction Project and is the latest component of a multiple entry plan to reduce understory vegetation and excess fuel loadings within the Wildland Urban Interface. Project managers plan to initiate the fuel reduction project beginning the week of April 22, 2019. The actual start date is dependent upon several factors, including, but not limited to favorable weather and site conditions. Multiple units totaling 78 acres may be burned as conditions allow. Both units are adjacent to Blue Rock road, approximately four miles north of Weaverville. The goal of the project is to help create a landscape with a reduced amount of ladder fuels and dead vegetation. Once treated,...

Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts to Begin Spring Rx Fire Operations (Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire Prescribed Fire)

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:37
Williams, Ariz., April 22, 2019—For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest will begin springtime burning on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts beginning Thursday of this week and will likely burn through the weekend and into the following week ahead. Due to the higher snow and precipitation levels that were received across northern Arizona this past winter, conditions have presented ideal opportunities to implement prescribed burns in the spring months of the year. Prescribed fire is one of the many tools used to accomplish multiple forest restoration objectives. It is also beneficial as a practical method to reduce risks associated with uncharacteristic wildfires that can pose significant threats to public health and safety. On the Williams Ranger District, crews are hopeful to finish the final 5200 acres of the Sunflower project which began in 2017. The area to be treated is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Williams...

Weasel RX, 4-22 (Payette NF Prescribed Fire, 2019 Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 15:59
If weather allows, the Council district will begin ignitions in the Weasel project area on Monday, 4-22. Burning will begin in the Cottonwood Corral unit, located approximately 12 miles NW of Council between Summit Creek and Cottonwood Creek and just east of Cottonwood Corrals. Burners are hoping for a break in precipitation that would allow them to light between 200-300 acres a day until the next weather system brings precipitation back to the area on Thursday,

Prescribed Fire: Promoting Fire-Adapted Communities and Creating Resilient (Payette NF Prescribed Fire, 2019 Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 15:01
Prescribed Fire: Promoting Fire-Adapted Communities and Creating Resilient Landscapes McCall, ID – While the Payette National Forest will be conducting multiple prescribed fires this spring, an on-line map is available for the public to see details of all burns throughout Southwest Idaho. For many years, land management agencies have been producing a hard copy of planned prescribed fires for the public, but this year information is available on line at: http://bit.ly/RxFireSWIdaho As with all prescribed fires, depending on weather conditions, burns could take place anytime from April to early July. These prescribed fires reduce surface fuels, increase height of the canopy, reduce small tree densities, and promote fire resilient trees, thereby improving our ability to protect communities from wildfire as well as conserve current and future timber values. Additionally, these fires improve wildlife habitat, promote long-term ecosystem integrity and sustainability by reducing the...

Prescribed fire scheduled in Chimney Rock National Monument (San Juan NF Prescribed Fire Program Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:50
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., April 16, 2019 – Fire officials on the Pagosa Ranger District in San Juan National Forest will conduct prescribed fire operations in Chimney Rock National Monument as early as April 22, 2019. Less than 100 acres across three burn units are planned. Actual ignition days will depend on weather and fuel conditions, and is expected to continue over multiple days. This effort is part of a larger hazardous fuels reduction project inside the Monument that involved both mechanical treatment and prescribed fire. Some of the over story vegetation was thinned, piled, and burned in 2009 – 2010, followed by an understory burn operation from 2011 – 2014. Vegetation consists of ponderosa pine, Gambel oak, grass and pinyon/juniper. Prescribed fire operations will be conducted by Forest Service personnel, assisted by fire resources from cooperating agencies. The purpose is to reduce hazardous ground fuels, reduce the risk of unplanned large scale wildfires, restore...

Closure Order No. 09-12-19-12 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 07:46
EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT: HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST, TELL CITY RANGER DISTRICT, INDIANA Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 551), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Regulations set forth as 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b)), the following acts and omissions are prohibited on the Hoosier National Forest located within Perry County, Indiana. Said areas being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto: Entering or being upon or in an area described in the Order as being closed pursuant to (36 CFR 261.53(e)) for reasons of public health and safety. The following areas are Ordered Closed until termination of this Emergency Order or 45 days from signature date, whichever comes first: In general, the area known as the Jeffries Burn Unit within the Oriole Restoration...

Burn planned for Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 07:39
The prescribed burn that will be attempted today, weather and conditions dependent, is called Jeffries. This will be on the east side of SR 66 south of Sulphur and across the highway from Oriole Lake Recreation Area. It is in Perry County and will be 745

Week of April 14-20 (Payette NF Prescribed Fire, 2019 Prescribed Fire)

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 09:00
No prescribed fire is planned for April 14 -

Plan for prescribed burning in Dolores Ranger District (San Juan NF Prescribed Fire Program Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 13:14
Dolores, Colo., April 11, 2019 –The Dolores Ranger District, San Juan National Forest is planning to conduct several prescribed burns starting in mid-May. Burning operations will take place over multiple days when weather and fuel conditions are favorable. Both hand and aerial ignition methods may be utilized, and continue throughout the summer and into fall based on conditions. Project areas identified for burn implementation are; - Lake Canyon, 2700 acres, located 12 miles east of Dove Creek, west of Forest Service Road (FSR) 504 and adjacent to FSR 216 and 509. - Boggy Draw, 6127 acres along FSR 526, 527, 528 and 529. - Haycamp Mesa, 3400 acres, east and south of FSR 556 and north of FSR 557. Burning operations will be conducted by Forest Service personnel, assisted by fire resources from cooperating agencies. During burning operations, smoke will likely be visible from areas around Mancos, Dolores, Dove Creek, Cortez, and HWY 491 between Dove Creek and Pleasant View. Smoke...

Closure Order No. 09-12-19-11 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:24
ORDER NO. 09-12-11 EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT: HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST, TELL CITY RANGER DISTRICT, INDIANA Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 551), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Regulations set forth as 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b)), the following acts and omissions are prohibited on the Hoosier National Forest located within Perry County, Indiana. Said areas being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto: Entering or being upon or in an area described in the Order as being closed pursuant to (36 CFR 261.53(e)) for reasons of public health and safety. The following areas are Ordered Closed until termination of this Emergency Order or 45 days from signature date, whichever comes first: The Clover Lick Prescribed Burn located in the Mogan Ridge area...

Closure Order No. 09-12-19-10 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:22
ORDER NO. 09-12-10 EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT: HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST, TELL CITY RANGER DISTRICT, INDIANA Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 551), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Regulations set forth as 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b)), the following acts and omissions are prohibited on the Hoosier National Forest located within Perry County, Indiana. Said areas being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto: Entering or being upon or in an area described in the Order as being closed pursuant to (36 CFR 261.53(e)) for reasons of public health and safety. The following areas are Ordered Closed until termination of this Emergency Order or 45 days from signature date, whichever comes first: The West Celina Prescribed Burn located in the Indian-Celina...

Burns planned for Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 (Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 07:27
Two prescribed fires are planned for today in Perry County, weather and conditions dependent. West Celina - 452 acres. This burn will affect the Two Lakes Trail System with trail and road closures. Clover Lick Talley - 1,120 acres. This burn will affect the Mogan Ridge Trail System with trail and road closures.

Plan for prescribed burning in Pagosa Ranger District (San Juan NF Prescribed Fire Program Prescribed Fire)

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 15:13
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., April 8, 2019 –The Pagosa Ranger District in San Juan National Forest is planning to conduct several prescribed burns near Pagosa Springs. Burning operations will take place over several days beginning mid-April. Work may continue through June depending on weather and fuel conditions. Burn units are located in the following areas northwest of town; adjacent to Turkey Springs (FSR Road 629), East Monument (FSR 630), Brockover (FSR 919) and Newt Jack roads (FSR 923). These burn units are within the Brockover I & II, Turkey Springs Piles and Devil Creek II Burn Plans. This year’s efforts expand upon prescribed burning which took place in August/September 2016. It is part of an overall fuels reduction project involving both mechanical treatment and prescribed fire, encompassing approximately 5,000 acres. Additional burn units are located in Fawn Gulch, Mill Creek and the Piedra River areas. Fawn Gulch are adjacent to Archuleta County Road 113/FSR 666, an area...

Prescribed burns planned this week (Spring/Summer Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire)

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:00
SEDONA, Ariz., April 8, 2019, For Immediate Release — Coconino National Forest firefighters are planning to take advantage of favorable weather conditions this week for prescribed burn operations, beginning as early as Tuesday. This week’s broadcast prescribed burns will target up to 1,800 acres on the Red Rock Ranger District and an additional 300 acres of pile burns on the eastern side of the Mogollon Rim Ranger District. The increased wind speed is a benefit for these planned burns, which are a part of the plan to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health on the Coconino National Forest. RED ROCK RANGER DISTRICT. Apache Maid Range Project When: April 9 to 12 (Tuesday to Friday) beginning at approximately 9 a.m. Where: Two miles southwest of Stoneman Lake. Fire is being reintroduced into the grassland vegetation and to invigorate wildlife browsing. (34.767159, -111.550011) Size: Approximately 1,800 acres. Smoke Impacts: Good smoke...

Big Mountain Update, Friday April 5 (Big Mountain Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 08:24
Fire staff successfully burned 667 acres of the Big Mountain prescribed burn yesterday, Thursday, April 4. The National Weather Service has predicted rain for this area today and fire staff are on-site patrolling for hot spots. On another note, three wildfires were reported on the Monongahela yesterday. All were small (less than 15 acres) and contained quickly. Fire staff urges you to be careful with fire.

Prescribed Burn Complete (Brushy Mt GrouseMgmtArea Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 08:03
Fire staff successfully completed the Brushy Mountain Grouse Management Area prescribed burn yesterday, Thursday, April 4. The National Weather Service has predicted rain for this area today and fire staff are on-site patrolling for hot spots.On another note, three wildfires were reported on the Monongahela yesterday. All were small (less than 15 acres) and contained quickly. Fire staff urges you to be careful with fire.

Big Mountain Update (Big Mountain Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:24
Fire managers successfully burned 667 acres in the Big Mountain Prescribed Burn Area today, April 4. Everything went well. Personnel will monitor the area until they are certain the fire will not

351 Acres Accomplished! (Brushy Mt GrouseMgmtArea Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:16
Fire managers successfully burned 351 acres in the Brushy Mountain Grouse Management Area today, April 4. Everything went well. Personnel will monitor the area until they are certain the fire will not

Burning operations have begun. (Big Mountain Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire)

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:06
Conditions are favorable and the test burn was successful. Burning operations have begun in the Big Mountain Prescribed Burn area.

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