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.

Current Rx Burning

Agency Project Name Today's Planned Acres Est. Time of Ignition Legal Descriptive Location Burn Boss Comments Updated
FWF - Southeast Zone
Today's Fire Manager = DV-1
Goodlow 175 0900 T39 R13 Sec 20, 21 SE of Bonanza DV-1 POC for Goodlow RX is DV1 541-219-9992 RXB Cpt 475 541-219-189227-Feb-2023 14:55:07
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
Today's Fire Manager = BC-30
Paisley Admin Pile 1 1200 T33 R18 S 11 North of Paisley Airport BC-31  8-Dec-2022 8:41:25
Oatman Piles 36 1000 T28 R12 S13 Timothy Creek CPT-32
Brattain Danger tree Piles 54   T33 R18 S30 Hadley Snow Park BC-31
FWF - Mazama Zone
Today's Fire Manager = DV-4
Yota 2500 8:30 30-10-1 Chemult BC-40  8-May-2020 2:21:07
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
Today's Fire Manager = DV-6
No Burning Today           All Spring 2021 RX burning has been completed. 18-May-2021 7:16:25
Sheldon/Hart NWR
Today's Fire Manager = DV-501
Virgin Valley Meadow RX 106 1200 45 26 2 Sheldon NWR, Virgin Valley rd DV-501 Burn Boss Sam Tacchini Burn Boss tr Russel Griffith9-Feb-2023 9:17:31
Klamath Basin NWRs
Today's Fire Manager = LKR CH8500
No Burning Today           Ignitions completed on 10/11. 12-Oct-2022 8:09:20
FWF - Crater Lake National Park
Today's Fire Manager = None
Mazama Pile RX 1 10:00 T31S R5E 13,14 Mazama Cabins None 9103 Burn Boss16-Nov-2022 7:53:13
ODF Klamath
No Burning Today             4-May-2019 8:00:46
ODF - Lakeview
No Burning Today             10-Jun-2016 11:37:21
BLM Lakeview
Today's Fire Manager = DV-7
Clover flat 100 0900 T35 R20 S22,27,28,32,33 Clover Flat BC-71  14-Nov-2022 11:27:36
Loveless Creek 20 1200 T37 R21 S7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20 Loveless Creek F-79
Today's Fire Manager = F-76
Cuttoff fire Salvage Landings 10 1030 T38 R11 Sec 10,11 Bly Mountain F-76  8-Dec-2022 8:22:21

LIFC Information

This information was updated on 27-Feb-2023 14:58:31
LIFC Coordinator = Suba       On Call Dispatcher = Suba
LIFC Resources/Comments = LIFC is staffed 5 days a week 0800-1700 unless required for extended staffing.

Rx burns have green icons.