Category: General Information

Boise National Forest Completes 2017 Spring Prescribed Fire Program

Posted by swidrxfire - June 7, 2017 - Fire Update, General Information, News

The Boise National Forest has completed the 2017 Spring Prescribed Fire Program. Please check back with us in October for updates about the 2017 Fall Prescribed Fire Program. If you have further questions, you may call the Boise National Forest at 208-373-4100. We will continue to posting updates to and updating the prescribed fire […]

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Southwest Idaho spring prescribed fire burning planned

Posted by swidrxfire - April 4, 2017 - Fire Update, General Information, News

Southwest Idaho interagency fire managers anticipate favorable spring weather conditions for planned low-intensity prescribed fires. Prescribed fires are designed to reduce hazardous vegetation (fuels), catastrophic wildfire potential, improve wildlife habitat, and reduce wildfire threats to communities. The website is updated with information regarding southwest burns planned within Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), Bureau of […]

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Video – Prescribed Fires on Lowman Ranger District

Posted by swidrxfire - September 12, 2016 - General Information, News

Assistant Fire Management Officer Ryan Shannahan of the Lowman Ranger District describes the prescribed fire program on the Boise National Forest. Shannahan discusses fuel types, hand ignition versus aerial ignition, strategies and desired outcomes of the program. Filmed and edited by Susan Blake.

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Spring Prescribed Burning Planned

Posted by swidrxfire - March 20, 2016 - Fire Update, General Information, News

Spring Prescribed Burning Planned With spring season conditions approaching, Boise National Forest fire managers soon anticipate favorable weather conditions to allow for the ignition of low-intensity prescribed fires across the Forest. These burns are designed to reduce vegetation (fuels) and wildfire potential, improve wildlife habitat, and reduce threats to nearby communities. A total of fourteen areas […]

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Slash and Debris Pile Burning to Continue Through November

Posted by swidrxfire - November 10, 2015 - Fire Update, General Information, News

Weather and conditions permitting, the Boise National Forest District Fuel Managers will continue to burn slash, landing and debris piles through November. Check back with us again in spring for updates on the new 2016 Prescribed Fire Program. Updates and news releases will be posted on and you may call the Boise National Forest at 208-373-4100 […]

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2015 Fire School Prescribed Training Day May 21

Posted by swidrxfire - May 18, 2015 - General Information, News

The Idaho City Ranger District will be conducting prescribed fire operations in Granite Creek (FS 327 rd.) in the highlighted area on May 21, 2015 for the Basic Fire School field day. Robert Smolczynski will be the Burn Boss and Cody Kidd will be the trainee. A combination of Forest Service, BLM, and IDL resource […]

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