Fire Management

Changing Wildfire, Changing Forests

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Fire Prevention and Safety Tips While Visiting Public Lands

Prescribed Fire

Prescribed burn in a forest


The Story of Prescribed Fire - A vital part of Western landscapes

Fire is one of the most important natural processes across the West. After many years of fire exclusion, a dry ecosystem that needs periodic fire becomes unhealthy. Trees are stressed by overcrowding; fire-dependent species disappear; and flammable fuels build up and become hazardous. However, the right fire at the right place at the right time helps maintain healthy forests, communities and watersheds.

Real-time prescribed fire updates and map

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Interactive Map: see below

Prescribed fire map

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Current Fire Information

View Interactive Fire Closure Map of current area, road and trail closures due to wildfire activity.

 

Fire Prevention

Much of Eastern Washington is a fire adapted landscape. Do your part to make your home and community fire adapted as well. MORE

 

Inside the Megafire

A one-hour film about the spread of Western wildfires called Inside the Megafire was presented by the popular PBS show NOVA. The film explores how forestry practices, changing climates, and fire physics have contributed to the recent increase in wildfires. It features scientists from the Forest Service Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program and the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab.

 


Okanogan-Wenatchee Fire Management Websites and Information



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/okawen/fire