2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning Announcement

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2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning Announcement

Prescribe Fire Information for Lakeview Ranger District

Incident: 2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning Prescribed Fire
Released: 5/18/2017

The Lakeview Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest will begin prescribed fire operations starting the week of May 21 through June 3, 2017 as weather conditions permit.

West Drews Units 8, 9, 15, 16located 5 miles west of Drews Valley in the Secret Valley area. 1,000 acres of planned accomplishment.

West Drews Unit 6dlocated 25 miles west of Lakeview in the Strawberry Butte area. 500 acres of planned accomplishment.

The prescribed fire activities will:

Remove hazardous fuels from earlier thinning treatments and brush.

Improve firefighter safety during future suppression activities.

Improve wildlife habitat in the area and create more resilient forests.

For visitor and firefighter safety:

Watch for prescribed fire signs in the area

Be aware of smoke in the area both during and after ignitions, which may affect visibility on area roads

Increased fire personnel and vehicles in the area and additional Forest Service traffic

For more information, please contact Lakeview Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer Coley Neider at 541-219-2126 or Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos at 541-219-0515.

Prescribed burn updates are available at www.scofmp.org/rx_fire.shtml or https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5165.

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) consists of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, BLM Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, Crater Lake National Park and Oregon Department of Forestry.

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Unit Information

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Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 South G Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

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