Each feature class or feature dataset is in Geographic (GCS) NAD83 unless otherwise noted
This dataset represents points of origins of BLM fires that occur naturally (e.g., lightning) or by humans accidentally (e.g., escaped campfire) or maliciously across Oregon and Washington. The dataset includes some, but not all, historic fires (fires declared 'out' in calendar years prior to the current year). There is no lower size limit for fires to be included. In addition, many non-BLM Federal and State agencies fire origins are present.
This dataset is used to display historic wildfire points of origin on maps. The number and spatial extent of fire across the landscape is important information for natural resource management and planning activities. Fire points will be combined with a wide variety of other GIS datasets including habitat and special management areas for effects and impact analyses.