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Mill Creek Council Mountain Prescribed F

Unit Information

Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St.
McCall, ID 83638

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Incident Contact

Brian Harris
Phone: 208-634-0784

The Council Ranger District is planning to burn 2,000 to 7,000 acres in the Council Mountain area this fall. The burn will be conducted over several days with the objective of improving forest health, growth and resiliency and returning vegetation and fire frequency to historic conditions.

Prescribed burning on the Payette NF 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 can also be the most economical means in reducing community risk to wildland fire. Accumulated dead vegetation on the ground and ladder fuels (fuels occurring between ground fuels and tree crowns) will be reduced within prescribed burn areas, making future fire suppression efforts safer. Healthy forests provide a safer environment for wildland firefighters and residents when wildfires inevitably occur.

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 208-253-0100.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Coordinates44.764 latitude, -116.361 longitude