Fire Management

Fire information for prescribed firesForest Service employee with drip torch conducting a prescribed fire.

The Kisatchie National Forest will be conducting prescribed burns throughout the year. Prescribed burns help reestablish fire's natural role in the ecosystem, improve forest health, and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires. Our forests need fire. Prescribed fires offer the opportunity to adjust the timing of fire and some ability to manage the amount of smoke and its path, potentially reducing the overall impacts of wildland fire emissions on public health and welfare.

Planned Prescribed Fire Maps 

Below are maps of the planned prescribed fires for the current fiscal year (FY22) for Kisatchie National Forest's five ranger districts. Please call a particular district for more information regarding their prescribed fire operations. 

Calcasieu Ranger District:

Caney Ranger District:

Catahoula Ranger District:

Kisatchie Ranger District:

Winn Ranger District: