PRESCRIBED FIRE NOTICE
The Sheldon/ Hart National Wildlife Refuge Complex will begin prescribed fire operations starting the final week of October, weather conditions permitting.
Poker Jim Rx – Located 48 miles Northeast of Lakeview in the Poker Jim Spring/ Snyder Canyon area. 1500 acres are expected to be treated.
The prescribed fire activities will:
Remove hazardous fuels from earlier thinning treatments.
Improve firefighter safety during future suppression activities.
Maintain, repair, and improve the integrity of sage brush steppe/bitterbrush habitats, low sagebrush habitats, and aspen stands.
Improve wildlife habitat such as sage grouse, mule deer, big horn sheep and pronghorn antelope.
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 agency traffic.
For more information, please contact Bureau of Land Management Fire Operations Supervisor Abel Harringtion at 541-219-0103 or Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos at 541-219-0515.