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2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning

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Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Lakeview, OR 97630

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Prescribed Fire Information - Poker Jim Ridge (USFWS Sheldon/Hart)

2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning Prescribed Fire
News – 10/23/2017


The Sheldon/ Hart National Wildlife Refuge Complex will begin prescribed fire operations starting the final week of October, weather conditions permitting.

  • Poker Jim RxLocated 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.