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2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning

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

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Prescribed Fire Information - Lakeview Ranger District (WEST DREWS AREA)

2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning Prescribed Fire
News – 10/24/2017

The Lakeview Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest will begin prescribed fire operations starting October 26, 2017 as weather and air quality 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.

    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 online:

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

Lakeview Interagency Fire Center site: 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).