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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

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Upcoming prescribed burns

Project Name
(Burn Window)
Type of Burn # of Acres
Dead Mans Palm 30-1
March 1st, 2015
June 1st, 2015
Underburn 100
Fielder Creek
March 15th, 2015
June 1st, 2015
Underburn 120
Wasson Canyon
April 3rd, 2015
June 1st, 2015
Underburn 30

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Completed prescribed burns for current year

Project Name Completed Date Type of Burn # of Acres District
Salt Creek March 8th, 2015 Underburn 80 Medford
Althouse Sucker 11-15 February 24th, 2015 Broadcast 11 Medford
Lower Thompson February 18th, 2015 Underburn 80 Medford
Middle Thompson February 21st, 2015 Underburn 80 Medford
Heppsie January 12th, 2015 Pile 225 Medford
O' Lickety February 1st, 2015 Pile 100 Medford
Miller Forest January 12th, 2015 Pile 65 Medford
Bobar February 24th, 2015 Underburn 305 Medford

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