Prescribed fire is an important component of natural resource management and part of the comprehensive fire management program on the Payette National Forest.
The Payette National Forest has completed multiple prescribed fires this spring, and is done implementing the prescribed fire program until the fall season. There may be some incidental small prescribed fires utilized for training.
Our spring burning reduced surface fuels, increased height of the canopy, reduced small tree densities, and helped promote fire resilient trees, thereby improving our ability to protect communities from wildfire. Additionally, these fires improve wildlife habitat, promote long-term ecosystem integrity and sustainability by reducing the risk of high-severity wildland fire.
The Council Ranger District completed 5,133 acres within the Weiser River Fuels and Mill Creek Council Mountain project areas. Treatments were conducted in both WUI and Non-WUI areas.
The New Meadows Ranger District completed 1,611 acres within the Rapid River project that will also serve as control line for future burning this fall.
The Krassel Ranger District completed 462 acres of prescribed fire adjacent to private property near Yellow Pine, Idaho in the Bald Hill project area.
Individuals may call Dustin Doane (McCall and New Meadows RDs; 347-0336), Justin Pappani (Krassel RD; 634-0623), or Dave LaChapelle (Council and Weiser RDs; 549-4228) with any concerns they may have about the prescribed fires. The public may also call the Weiser, Council, New Meadows, McCall or Krassel Ranger Districts for more information. Weiser RD: 549-4200; Council RD: 253-0100; New Meadows RD: 347-0300; McCall RD: 634-0400; Krassel RD: 634-0974.
For the most current information about prescribed burning projects please use your mobile device to scan this QR code.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Thursday March 29th, 2018 approx. 08:00 AM|
|Coordinates||44.906 latitude, -116.106 longitude|