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2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning

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

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Prescribed Fire Information - Lakeview District BLM South Warners RX Unit

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

PRESCRIBED FIRE NOTICE

The Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management will begin prescribed fire operations starting the final week of October, weather conditions permitting.

  • South Warner Rx – Located 16 miles East of Lakeview in the Big Valley/ Big Lake area. 3000 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.

  • Provide grazing for cattle after treatment.

  • 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 Bureau of Land Management 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.

Prescribed burn updates are available online:

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership blog: https://scofmp.blogspot.com/

Lakeview Interagency Fire Center website: www.scofmp.org/rx_fire.shtml

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5165.

Social Media: Twitter @scofmpfireinfo or Facebook http://facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo.

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) is an interagency fire management program that consists of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).