Category: News

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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Boise National Forest Completes Fall Burning Program

Posted by swidrxfire - November 1, 2016 - Fire Update, News

The Boise National Forest Districts have completed the 2016 fall prescribed fire program. Weather and conditions permitting, fire managers may ignite pile burning through November. Check back with us in the spring of 2017 for further updates.  

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Mountain Home RD plans ignition of Cottonwood II Prescribed Burn

Posted by swidrxfire - October 11, 2016 - Fire Update, News

The Mountain Home Ranger District of the Boise National Forest is planning to ignite a prescribed burn in the Cottonwood drainage located in a portion of Hunting Unit 39. The burn is approximately 900 acres using both aerial and hand ignition and expected to occur in mid-October or November weather and conditions permitting. The area […]

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Cascade Ranger District plans Crawford Aspen Burn on Wednesday

Posted by swidrxfire - September 27, 2016 - Fire Update, News

Weather and conditions permitting, the Cascade District plans to ignite the Crawford Aspen prescribed burn on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  The burn is an area managed for Aspen restoration and is approximately 7 acres in size.  It is located west of the Crawford Work Station, 4 air miles northeast of Cascade, Idaho.  Ignition is anticipated […]

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Fall Burning Program Starting in Early October

Posted by swidrxfire - September 19, 2016 - Fire Update, News

Fall burning program to start in early October BOISE, Idaho, September 19, 2016 – Fire officials on the Boise National Forest will soon begin their annual fall prescribed burning program of nearly 3,100 acres this year, which could last for several weeks depending on weather and fuel conditions. Fire crews anticipate favorable weather conditions by […]

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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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