Prescribed fire on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests is used to provide a variety of benefits including reduced risk of catastrophic wildfire and improved forest health. Despite the numerous benefits prescribed fires provide we recognize that planned fires and smoke can affect forest visitors and local communities. Our goal is to provide you with the most current information about the status of prescribed fires during the spring and fall burning seasons. Since prescribed fires can be ignited only under certain weather and vegetative conditions, it is difficult to predict exactly when they will be started. We encourage you to check the North Idaho RX Fire website frequently between March 1 and November 15 for the current status of planned prescribed fires on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Additionally a prescribed fire hotline has been set up at 1-800-232-FIRE.
Specific information, including maps and geographic descriptions, on where prescribed fires may occur during the 2013 season can be found by clicking on the following ranger district headings:
Upper River Burning (2200 acres): Prescribed burning of natural fuels approximately 20 miles north of Prichard, Idaho in the Jordan, Cub, Bluff, Alden, Sheep Run, Blacktail and Whitetail Creek drainages.
Prichard-Murray Fuel Reduction (400 acres): Prescribed burning of natural fuels approximately 2 miles north of Prichard, Idaho in the Clee and Avery Creek drainages.
Two Mile Fuel Reduction (138 acres): Prescribed burning of the fuels remaining following timber harvest activities just north of Osburn, Idaho in the Two Mile and Dago Peak Creek drainages.
Pulaski Peak (25 acres): Prescribed burning of the fuels remaining following timber harvest activities approximately 3 miles southeast of Wallace, Idaho in the Placer Creek drainage.
Deerfoot Project Area (600 acres): Prescribed burning of natural fuels approximately ½ mile east of Hayden Lake within the Jim, Yellowbanks and Three Forks Creek drainages.
Blue Alder Project Area (200 acres): Prescribed burning of natural fuels approximately 4 miles east of Fernan in the Blue Creek drainage.