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.

2018 Fire Information

Stage II Fire Restrictions in Effect

Effective at 0001 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 the KNF will be under Stage II Fire Restrictions. 

Forest Wildfire Information Map

See the Facebook posts below for more information on the fires.

Ten Mile & Sterling Fire Complex

The Ten Mile Fire and Sterling Fire Complex is located on the Rexford/Fortine District.  There is no Inciweb established yet for the Sterling Fires Complex.

Three Rivers Ranger District Fire Information

Libby District Fire Information

Cabinet Ranger District 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.