Cascade Ranger District Fall Prescribed Burning Program

Posted by swidrxfire - November 4, 2013 - Fire Update, News - No Comments

CASCADE, ID – The Cascade Ranger District of the Boise National Forest is planning to start fall prescribed burning depending on weather conditions.

With the recent rain and snow the initial program planned this week will include:

  • Landmark – Slash piles at the Landmark Guard Station along the Johnson Creek Road
  • Yellow Pine – Slash piles located just south of Yellow Pine

Other planned slash pile burns include:

  • West Mountain North – 32 timber landing slash piles along Forest Service Roads 436, 186 and 186B
  • Transfer sites that contain woody piles at Warm Lake, Landmark and Yellow Pine.
  •  Brush Boulder – Slash piles located 27 miles southwest of Cascade
  • French Creek – Slash piles located 7 miles west of Cascade within the French Creek campground and near the boat ramp

For public and firefighter safety signs will be posted on roads near all burn areas to notify travelers when burning is in progress.

Site-specific burn plans have been developed to address potential smoke management concerns.  All burns will be conducted when there are favorable conditions to minimize smoke impacts to local communities.  Local residents may notice smoke from these prescribed burn projects for a few days following ignition, particularly in the evening hours.

Residents who believe they are particularly sensitive to smoke and wish to be notified of these burns before implementation should contact the, the Cascade Ranger District as soon as possible.

For more information about the fall burning program, contact Jim Bishop or Tim Dulhanty at 208-382-7400, at the Cascade Ranger District.  If you are interested in learning more, please visit the Boise National Forest prescribed fire Web site at: www.rxfire.com or call the prescribed fire hotline at 208-373-4208 for weekly updates of planned ignitions.