Fire and Aviation Management

Image of a prescribed fire on the forest

Fire management on the Kootenai National Forest encompasses a variety of tools. These include wildland fire, prescribed burning, fire prevention and smoke management. By using these tools, protection of private land, management of the forest and air quality can be enhanced. In the past, fire has played a major role in shaping the Kootenai National Forest. This is evident in the abundant variety of both plant and animal species found on the forest.

Fire Update

2017 Fire Information

See the Kootenai National Forest homepage for the latest fire information.

General Fire Information

Information on homeowner protection from wildfire and safe debris burning.

Prescribed Burning

Prescribed fire is one of the management tools used on the Kootenai National Forest.

Kootenai Helitack 

The Kootenai Helitack Crew is an initial attack resource stationed in Libby, Montana.

National Fire Information

National fire status information and news can be found by selecting this link.