South Central Oregon
Fire Management Partnership

Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire, applying fire to the land following a plan, is a tool used by the Federal Agencies and some private land owners to accomplish various objectives. These objectives include, but are not limited to:
  • reducing fuel loadings to improve fire fighter and public safety;
  • reducing costs and damages from wildland fire;
  • increasing ecosystem health;
  • improving habitat and forage for wildlife and domestic stock.

Wildland fire has always played an essential role in the ecological process and as a natural change agent. Aggressive total fire suppression has been the policy for wildland fire management agencies for decades. The knowledge and experience gained over these years have changed fire management philosophy in the Federal agencies. The complete exclusion of fire is now deemed to have been detrimental to the ecosystem and functioning. As a result of the devastating 1994 fire season, the extreme fire behaviors that consumed natural resources, private property and took the lives of the 14 fire fighters on the South Canyon fire, the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy and Program Review was adopted in 1995. This policy provides direction for the Federal Agencies in the use of wildland fire including prescribed fire.

The Oregon Department of Forestry assists the Federal Agencies and private land owners in the development of plans for the application of prescribed fire.

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Current Rx Burning

Agency Project Name Today's Planned Acres Est. Time of Ignition Legal Descriptive Location Burn Boss Comments Updated
FWF - Bly Ranger District
West Spodue 100 10:00 T.34 R12 Sec.4,5,7,18 Black Hills C-12 For further information, please contact either BC-10,14-Nov-2017 8:23:11
FWF - Lakeview Ranger District
No Burning Today             1-Nov-2017 14:07:01
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
Throo Fawn Piles 200 1000 T35 R17 and 18 Coffee Pot Flat LT-431 Any prescribed fire needs or questions please contact C432. 16-Nov-2017 7:13:38
FWF - Chemult Ranger District
No burning today       Chemult None No burning today19-Oct-2017 8:05:56
FWF - Chiloquin Ranger District
No Burning Today         None Completed Field, Cotton, and Point Landing piles on 11-16-2017. No further ignitions for the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.16-Nov-2017 18:04:57
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
Eagle/landing piles 696 1100 35-6-10,11,16,26 East of Westside Rd. CAPT-662 Piles at Lakewoods,Cold and Eagle 2 will be monitored the rest of the week. Please contact D.O. with questions or concerns.16-Nov-2017 9:15:02
Sheldon/Hart NWR
poker jim 50 10:00 T 34 R 26 Sec 22 Hart Mountain Capt-78  21-Nov-2017 7:03:54
Klamath Basin NWRs
Bear Valley Piles 5 1000 40N 8E Sec 29 Bear Valley NWR None Jared Culbertson is Burn Boss. Preston Bridges is RXB3 Trainee.10-Jun-2016 11:14:04
FWF - Crater Lake National Park
No Burning Today           Highway 62 and Munson Hill Piles called "out" on 11/20/2015. 10-Jun-2016 11:21:44
ODF Klamath
No Burning Today             17-Oct-2016 10:44:37
ODF - Lakeview
No Burning Today             10-Jun-2016 11:37:21
BLM Lakeview
south warners 0 10:00 T40 R22 S1,11,12 south warners C-73 no burning today 21-Nov-2017 7:02:52
No Burning Today             14-Nov-2017 15:23:55

LIFC Information

This information was updated on 20-Nov-2017 9:22:16
LIFC Coordinator = Thomas       On Call Dispatcher = Thomas
LIFC Resources/Comments = LIFC will be staffed 0800-1700

Fiscal Year-to-Date Rx Burning Statistics

Agency Number of Projects Acres
FWF-Bly Ranger District10
FWF-Chemult Ranger District1194
FWF-Chiloquin Ranger District21685
FWF-Klamath Ranger District2768
FWF-Lakeview Ranger District0562
FWF-Winter Rim Zone31885
LAD-Lakeview BLM1900
LAD-Klamath Falls Resource Area BLM3258
SHR-Sheldon/Hart NWR31450
Klamath Basin NWR112
CLP-Crater Lake National Park294
USDA-Forest Service Fremont-Winema NF95094
Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District41158
US Fish & Wildlife Service41462
National Park Service294
Oregon Dept of Forestry010
SCOFMP Totals197818
Updated 21-Nov-2017 7:03:54 by the Sheldon/Hart NWR