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IPNF Backcountry Prescribed Fire 2019

Unit Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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Incident Contact

Kary Maddox
Phone: 208-557-8813
Hours: M-F 0700-1630

Highlighted Activity

08/21/2019 Backcountry Prescribed Fire News Release
August 21, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Idaho Panhandle National Forests Fire Information Line (208) 557-8813 Project Specific Information ...
News - 08/21/2019
Panhandle overview of potential Backcountry Rx areasImage options: [ Full Size ]

·At this time there are no active prescribed fire operations. Information will be clearly posted when ignitions occur.

Prescribed burning is part of the USDA Forest Service natural resources management program. Areas described as Backcountry Managements Areas in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF) Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) need treated in order to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and to establish and maintain a resilient forest structure. Fire serves as one of the best management activities in the backcountry. Approximately 92 percent of Backcountry Management Areas are within Inventoried Roadless Areas, which are not suitable for timber harvest, making prescribed fire the best tool to improve forest conditions. Prescribed fire objectives are more likely to be achieved with more summer-like conditions within these high elevation areas, especially during a moderate fire season.

Please see map for areas of potential implementation areas. More information and ignitions announcements will be posted when appropriate.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Coordinates47.842 latitude, -116.251 longitude