Fire & Aviation

 

 

Fire and Aviation Management in the Pacific Northwest is a cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in close collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group, an interagency group with representation from five federal wildland fire agencies, two state forestry agencies, and two state fire marshal associations.


Fire restrictions are put in place by forests to help avoid human-caused wildfires. Because each forest deals with different climates, weather patterns, and moisture contents, each forest sets up its own timeline for when to tighten fire restrictions. Below find all 17 forest units' current fire restrictions and what they mean for you.

Regional Fire Precaution & Danger Levels

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No Campfire Restrictions

Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions IFPL Base Image
Forest Fire Danger Level Campfires Smoking Engine OHV IFPL
Colville WA Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Columbia River Gorge * No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions *
Deschutes ODF Moderate No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Fremont-Winema ODF High Conditions No Campfires No smoking in woods No engine devices No ATV use II
Gifford-Pinchot WA Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Malheur ODF Moderate No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions *
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie WA Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Mt. Hood ODF Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Ochoco ODF Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Crooked River National Grassland ODF Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions II
Okanogan-Wenatchee WA Moderate No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions II
Olympic   No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Rogue River-Siskiyou ODF Moderate No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Siuslaw ODF Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Umatilla ODF Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Umpqua ODF Moderate No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Wallowa-Whitman ODF Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
Willamette ODF Low Conditions No Campfire Restrictions Smoking Restrictions Engine Restrictions ATV Restrictions I
* Indicates different districts of forests have different fire danger/IFPL ratings. See website links for more details.

Fire Information

 

Features

Interagency Hotshot Crews

Image of three fire fighters burning a tall grass meadow.

The Pacific Northwest Interagency Hotshot Crews form a proud group of members that are represented by all twelve of the IHC's in Washington and Oregon. This group is continuously working to sustain and strengthen the high standards expected of a learning organization like a hotshot crew. The PNWIHCs function under common standards set forth by the National Interagency Hotshot Crew Operations Guide. Strong leadership, adaptability, and a versatility of skills are just a few of the traits we share with other hotshot programs across the nation.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/fire-aviation