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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

All Prescribed Burns in Medford

Prescribed fire (controlled burn) is used to reduce the risk of large catastrophic wildfires and increase public and firefighter safety, as well as, meet a variety of resource management objectives such as; reductions of hazardous fuels, habitat and ecosystem restoration, slash disposal, and maintenance of previously treated areas. Three general types of prescribed fire are pile burning, understory/under burning, and broadcast burning. Clearance to burn must be granted from Smoke Management at Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) prior to ignition. During the months, that prescribed burning occurs a daily smoke management forecast and burning instructions are issued by an air quality forecaster from ODF which is used by the burn boss to help determine optimal burning conditions. Final permission to burn comes from either the smoke management forecast instructions or verbally from the forecaster.

For more information and background on the prescribed burns program at the Oregon/Washington BLM office visit our prescribed burn background information page

Districts With Scheduled Burns

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Upcoming prescribed burns

Project Name
(Burn Window)
Type of Burn # of Acres
Trail Creek
September 30th, 2014
December 9th, 2014
Broadcast 200
Cottonwood
October 1st, 2014
March 2nd, 2015
Pile 200
Heppsie
October 1st, 2014
March 2nd, 2015
Pile 225
O' Lickety
October 1st, 2014
March 2nd, 2015
Pile 100
Howard Hyatt
October 1st, 2014
March 2nd, 2015
Pile 300
Miller Forest
October 1st, 2014
March 2nd, 2015
Pile 65
Evans Creek
October 15th, 2014
December 21st, 2014
Pile 400
Dead Mans Palm 30-1
March 1st, 2015
June 1st, 2015
Underburn 100

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