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Mayfield (Wildfire) At approximately 5 07 pm on May 12th, a wildfire started in San Saba County near the border of San Saba and McCulloch County. approximately 23 miles SW of the town of San Saba. Local fire departments were the first resources on scene and called for assistance from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS). TAMFS and the Local IC are working in unified command, The fire has been resistant to control and holding heat. The area has experienced above normal temperatures, low relative humidity and drying winds. On May 17th at approximately 8:30 pm a wind shift occurred and blew ...
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Cerro Pelado (Wildfire) Moderate westerly and terrain driven winds are expected today, and temperatures over the fire area will rise to around 80°F. Relative humidity will drop into the single digits again in the afternoon, and the probability of ignition will once again be very high. It’s been 47 days since any measurable rain, and fuels at all elevations are incredibly dry and obviously volatile across the region. Increasing southwest winds will cause worsening fire weather conditions later in the week. Yesterday the fire did not grow and it stayed within containment lines. There are still pockets of heat within the fire perimeter, ...
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Slab Fire (Wildfire) The Slab Fire started on May 17th, 2022. Multiple fires started near the intersection of State Highway 71 at FM 2233 due to a roadside start along the highway. TAMFS is in unified command with local resources who are managing the Sandstone Mountain Fire estimated at 100 acres, with a local incident commander. Air resources were immediately requested but all aviation resources were committed to active fires in the state. One air-attack platform was able to fly the fire en route from working another fire to give ground resources an update at 8:00pm.Upon arrival the TAMFS Lost Pines Task Force ...
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Bowman (Wildfire) The Mesquite Heat Fire started along HWY 277 about 20 miles southwest of Abilene, upon arriving on scene the fire was showing extreme behavior with crown torching of juniper brush and fast progression. Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) arrived on scene and is working in unified command with local responders, several county and state cooperators are on scene assisting as well. There are several structure in the area that are threatened and some residents are being evacuated. Aviation resources have been requested and tanker drops are in progress to help slow the head of the
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Bowman (Wildfire) At approximately 4:52 pm, a wildfire started in Dimmitt County, approximately 20 miles east of Carrizo Springs, Tx. Local fire departments were the first resources on scene and called for assistance from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS). TAMFS and the Local IC are working in unified command, Fire is estimated at 100 acres in heavy brush and grass. Access to the fire was hampered by terrain and vegetation. Fire is currently burning in Oak timber near the Nueces River. The fire behavior has moderated as the relative humidity begins to recover overnight, Crews constructed containment line around the fire ...
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Coconut Fire (Wildfire) The Coconut Fire started this afternoon roughly 10 miles South of Vernon, Texas A&M Forest Service was requested around 5:30 PM and is working in unified command with local responders. Fire activity has been extreme with rapid spread and crowning in the mesquite
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Pope 2 Fire (Wildfire) At approximately 6:53 pm, a wildfire started at the Schleicher/Sutton County line located near the original Pope Fire (fire that started several days ago) on the Pope Ranch. Local fire departments were the first resources on scene and called for assistance from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS). TAMFS and the Local IC are working in unified command, Fire crews are currently constructing containment line around the fire with heavy equipment with the support of engines. Aircraft was utilized on the
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Johnson Fork Fire (Wildfire) At approximately 5:00 pm on May 11th, the Johnson Fork Fire ignited in Kimble County. Local fire departments were the first resources on scene and requested assistance from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS). TAMFS and the Local IC worked in unified command, Fire crews constructed containment line around the fire with heavy equipment with the support of engines. Aircraft was utilized on the fire. Interior pockets holding heat were of concern. With critical fire weather in the region today, the fire became active and made a run outside the containment lines on the North end of the fire at ...
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Hermits Peak Fire (Wildfire) The Las Dispensas prescribed fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest was declared a wildfire at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 2022. Although forecasted weather conditions were within parameters for the prescribed fire, unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon caused multiple spot fires that spread outside the project boundary. Named the Hermits Peak Fire, the wildfire is approximately 12 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM at the base of Hermits Peak in the Pecos Wilderness. The Hermits Peak Fire is burning through mixed conifer in steep, rugged terrain that poses challenges for ...
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High Park Fire (Wildfire) The High Park Fire was reported at 4:16 p.m. May 12, 2022 and is burning in pinyon/juniper, ponderosa pine, and grassland on private and BLM lands approximately 5.5 miles west of Cripple Creek in Teller County, Colorado. It is approximately 25 miles north of the Canon City wild horse holding facility. BLM and Teller County are managing the fire as a full-suppression fire under Unified Command. Visit http://tiny.cc/HighParkFire2022_TellerCo to learn about evacuations and pre-evacuation notices. See today's operations briefing video at: https://youtu.be/356xYcTdCEwThe Fire Behavior Comparison Video is at : https://youtu.be/6oyXY74Twis See past operations briefing videos
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Bear Trap Fire (Wildfire) The Bear Trap Fire was reported as 100 acres on May 1, 2022 at 1200 hours in Bear Trap Canyon, San Mateo Mountains, Magdalena Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands. The fire is approximately 22 miles southwest of Magdalena, New Mexico.On May 3, the Albuquerque Zone Type 3 Team assumed command of the fire. The Southwest Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 transitioned with the previous team on May 14. The Bear Trap Fire is burning actively and increasing temperatures and historically dry conditions continue to challenge firefighters. The strategy for the Bear Trap Fire is to fully ...
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Calf Canyon (Wildfire) The Calf Canyon Fire is located on the Santa Fe National Forest in Gallinas Canyon along Hwy 65. On May 15, 2022, at 7:00 AM, the fire was zoned under three Incident Management Teams. The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Carl Schwope, assumed command of the Central Zone. Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Dave Gesser assumed command of the South Zone. The California Type 1 Incident Management Team 2 led by Incident Commander Nickie Johnny assumed command of the North Zone. The three Incident Management Teams bring additional ...
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Crooks Fire (Wildfire) The Crooks Fire began on April 18, 2022 about 10 miles south of the Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District near Mt. Union. California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 assumed command of the Crooks Fires at 6:00 pm on April 20. The fire is burning in continuous thick, dry, dead, and down fuels in very rugged terrain. Erratic winds and fire behavior is making conditions hazardous for firefighters. Firefighter and public safety is the number one objective.SMOKE INFORMATION: Arizona Smoke Forecasting system information can be located at https://azdeq.gov/wildfireforecast?fire=crooksfire EVACUATIONS: There is no change to the evacuation status. Information about the current evacuation status ...
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2022 Humboldt-Toiyabe Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire) Planned Projects | Current Projects | Current PhotosAs part of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s hazardous fuels reduction efforts, crews will conduct prescribed fire across pre-planned locations across the forest as weather and fuel conditions permit. Prescribed fire is a proactive tool used to achieve a number of purposes, including the reduction of hazardous fuels, which decreases the threat of high intensity, high-severity wildfires. It also reduces the risk of insect and disease outbreak, recycles nutrients that increase soil productivity and improves wildlife habitat. The actual days of ignition for prescribed burning will depend on several factors including appropriate humidity levels, wind ...
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Black Fire (Wildfire) Firefighters will face another challenging day on the Black Fire with continued high temperatures and low humidity. The fire, burning in the Gila National Forest has grown to 56,132 acres and is expected to see significant growth again today. Relative humidity has been extremely low, with no recovery after sundown, resulting in active fire behavior through the night. The Black Fire made a significant run to the east yesterday from Forest Road 150 and crossed the Black Range Crest at Diamond Peak. On the west side of FR 150, crews are having success constructing fireline. The fire remains north of ...
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HermitsPeak +Calf Cyn BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: - Fire Suppression Repair - Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) - Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. o ...
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McBride Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: - Fire Suppression Repair - Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) - Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used ...
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Nogal Canyon Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: - Fire Suppression Repair - Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) - Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used ...
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Tunnel Fire (Wildfire) The Tunnel Fire is currently 95% contained. Firefighters continue to conduct mop-up operations and are working toward 100% containment. No structures or communities are
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San Rafael Fire (Wildfire) As of 9am on Saturday, 5/15, 2022 the San Rafael is 100% contained at 11,620 acres. The fire is in patrol status at this time. All resources will be released by end of shift Sunday. The Arizona Trail at Parker Lake to Harshaw Road remains closed until Monday afternoon, 5/16.
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Cooks Peak (Wildfire) Cooks Peak Fire Update 5/12/2022 Fire Update: A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 8am-9pm. Slightly cooler temperatures and strong afternoon winds are expected with gusts up to 40 mph. Humidity will be in the single digits. Friday, winds will be calmer, but weather conditions will remain dry and warm. Smoke from the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire is being pushed by strong winds toward the Cooks Peak Fire. Interior pockets of fuel will continue to burn down and smoke may be visible but the fire is not actively spreading. Crews will patrol and mop up along existing firelines and ...
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Jim Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE RECOVERY There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands: - Fire Suppression Repair - Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) - Long-Term Recovery and Restoration o Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. o ...
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Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire) Bedford, Indiana. October 22, 2021 — The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct seasonal prescribed burning to maintain, restore or improve early successional habitat, maintain wetlands, restore and maintain unique barren ecosystems, regenerate oak and hickory tree species and improve soil health by naturally returning nutrients to the soil. Historical data shows that throughout history natural occurring fire played a vital and necessary role in sustaining the eastern deciduous forest ecosystem. Scientific research supports the use of prescribed burning to reintroduce low intensity fire to its natural role within the ecosystem. Prescribed burning also reduces fuel loading, thereby lowering the ...
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Grissom Fire (Wildfire) The Drissom Fire started on the afternoon of May 7th, and was extremely active with the column visible from Abilene. Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) arrive on scene around 20:00 and is working in unified command with several local responders. TAMFS dozer crews are working to put in fire line with several rural structure threatened in the area. Extremely high temperatures coupled with dry fuels have contributed to the extreme fire
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McBride Fire (Wildfire) The McBride Fire started on April 12, 2022 around 2:30 pm on Warrior Rd in Ruidoso, NM. The fire quickly spread into neighboring residential areas and continued to move northeast. There are 2 confirmed fatalities and over 200 homes have been lost. The fire is now 89% contained. All evacuations for this fire have now been lifted. Fire crews are continuing to mop-up
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Bitterroot Spring RX Fire 2022 (Prescribed Fire) See the 'Announcements' and 'News' Tabs for the latest information on planned prescribed burns.With the arrival of spring, firefighters across the Bitterroot National Forest are gearing up for their annual prescribed burning operations to reduce hazardous fuels, restore wildlife habitat, and better protect communities from future wildfires. Underburning, a type of prescribed fire treatment, ignites vegetation under the forest canopy or in open grassy meadows and focuses on the consumption of surface fuels. Frequent, low-intensity fire is essential in improving habitat conditions by regenerating fire-adapted vegetation and encouraging the growth of new forage and food sprouts for wildlife. “This is ...
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Water Fire (Wildfire) Today's update - May 2, 2022 - will be the FINAL UPDATE for the Water Fire unless there is a significant change to report. The Water Fire was detected on April 28th at 2:30 in the afternoon. It is on the Gila National Forest and is located about 3 miles east of the Wilderness Ranger Station and 6 miles north of Mimbres, NM. The area that the fire is burning in has minimal road access, however ground forces are being staged at strategic locations as the fire slowly progresses up East Canyon. Winds out of the southwest, accompanied by hot, ...
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Tunnel Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) The Tunnel Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has completed the Soil Burn Severity (SBS) map and is undertaking the next stage of the BAER process—namely completing risk assessments to critical BAER values on National Forest System lands, proposing possible post-fire emergency stabilization actions, and completing the Burned Area Report. Critical BAER values for the Tunnel Fire include the following: Human Life and Safety; Forest Service owned property such as campgrounds roads, and trails; Natural resources such as soil productivity and hydrologic function, threatened and endangered species habitat, and native plant communities; Cultural resources. Yesterday, the BAER Team completed ...
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Fenced Units Prescribed Fires (Prescribed Fire) Location: The burn units are located on the Bradford Ranger District of the Allegheny National Forest. The project is within portions of Warren and Forest Counties (Appendix A-1) and encompasses three separate NEPA documents, Coalbed Run, West Branch Tionesta and Meads Mills environmental analyses (EA). The fire burn units referenced in Table 1 total 140 acres and are titled based on the respective EA that each are derived from. The individual units are completely enclosed with an eight-foot-tall, woven wire deer fence, with one or two gates to allow access at each unit. The primary carrier of fire is broadleaf ...
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Southwest District BLM Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire) The Bureau of Land Management Southwest District plans to conduct several prescribed burns beginning early October or as conditions allow. The prescribed burn projects will be on the Gunnison, Tres Rios and Uncompahgre Field Offices. The planned burns are part of larger projects to reduce hazardous fuels; protect wildland-urban interface communities; improve big game habitat, sage grouse habitat, and range conditions; and reintroduce fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem to restore healthy forests and species diversity. While no road closures are expected during the projects, camping near the units is discouraged due to increased traffic and likelihood of smoke in the ...
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GWJ National Forest Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire) The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests will conduct prescribed burns in multiple counties this spring. Prescribed burns improve wildlife habitat by restoring open woodlands and grasslands to the forest landscape. Safety is the Forest Service’s top priority, and Forest fire managers will conduct prescribed burns only under appropriate weather conditions. Experienced fire managers will closely monitor local weather conditions, such as wind and humidity, and adjust the schedule as needed to ensure the safety of both crewmembers and local residents. Prior to lighting the burn, crews construct and designate firebreaks to ensure the fire does not leave the burn ...
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Nogal Canyon Fire (Wildfire) The Nogal Canyon Fire that started on April 12, 2022, burned 6 primary residences and 8 outbuildings. The fire was located about 12 miles west of Capitan, NM. Evacuations have now been lifted for this fire. The fire has burned 412 acres of grass, brush and trees. Firefighters continue to identify and put out hot spots on the
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Locklin Fire (Wildfire) 4/30/22 evening update: Fire 100% contained.4/30/22 morning update: Fire remains at 90% containment, crews released, two BLM engines remain in mop-up operations today.4/29/22 evening update: Change in containment, fire now at 90% containment.Change in containment, fire now at 68% containment.Change in containment, fire now at 50% containment. There was no change in acreage or level of containment overnight.The fire was mapped at 112 acres, 30% containment. No visible smoke at this time. Crews will continue to monitor fire and work to secure the fire line completely, address hotspots, and toward full containment. Gusty winds, 30-40 mph expected today. BACKGROUND: Fire ...
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Road 702 Fire (Wildfire) The Road 702 Fire began in Kansas on April 22, 2022 and grew in a relatively narrow strip to the north up to the Republican River in Nebraska, covering approximately 28 miles rapidly. Multiple communities were evacuated along the path of the wildfire. The Road 702 Fire is estimated to be 44,024 acres. Inactive fire edge is currently limiting fire spread but spotting potential is moderate, flareups or spot fires will spread with moderate rates of spread across all fuels. Firefighters will continue to secure existing firelines by mopping up and multiple helicopters are supporting the crews by providing water ...
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Allegheny NF Spring Prescribed Burns (Prescribed Fire) The US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service plans to use prescribed fire as a forest management tool during April and May 2022 on the Allegheny National Forest. We do not have exact dates yet. Our operations are weather dependent, and we will implement prescribed fires at the optimal time to achieve the best results. We will notify communities near the burn sites 24 to 48 hours before ignitions. To keep community members well informed we will post road signs, road guards, and live information on our social media accounts while burns are conducted. This spring, we plan to treat 800 ...
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San Juan NF Prescribed Fire Program (Prescribed Fire) The San Juan National Forest Fuels Management Staff are planning several prescribed burns this spring. Operations began in April and could continue through May. Prescribed fire projects are weather dependent and may take several weeks to complete. Burning operations will be conducted by U.S. Forest Service personnel assisted by fire resources from cooperating agencies. Reintroduction of fire is necessary to improve and restore vegetative conditions. This effort will reduce hazardous ground fuels, lessen the risk of unplanned large-scale wildfire, help restore ecosystems, and improve wildlife habitat. Prescribed fire also reduces the ladder fuels that can carry fire into the canopy, ...
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South Rim Too (Wildfire) This fire location is across the South Rim trail from the SR-4 campsite that burned one year ago, in the Chisos Mountains. Crews worked the fire overnight to contain the fire. High overnight humidity levels and cool morning temperatures allowed firefighters to conduct an early morning attack on the north flank before day time temperatures heated up. The fire is now contained, but there is still much work to be done. A type 6 engine arrived yesterday from Big Thicket National Preserve, they are available for operations and any new starts. The operation is also supported by the park mule ...
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Animas City Mountain Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire) In order to reduce the risk of high-intensity wildfire, improve forest health and wildlife habitat, the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office has planned a prescribed fire treatment for up to 652 acres on Animas City Mountain in Durango, Colorado. Dependent on weather and the availability of firefighters to conduct the operation, the prescribed burns could take place in the spring of 2022. An Environmental Assessment which covers this, as well as other treatment areas in La Plata County, has been completed and is available here: Final Environmental Assessment. Prescribed fires require a comprehensive plan consisting of 21 ...
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Kaibab NF South Zone Rx Fire (Prescribed Fire) The Spring 2022 prescribed fire season is upon us. Fire managers will be looking for windows of opportunity to conduct broadcast burns (applying fire across the forest floor) through the month of April and maybe into May, depending on what conditions will allow. Crews are planning to work on the following projects this season: Greenbase Project: Just north of the City Williams; 3500 acres; Smoke likely noticeable around Williams, Highway 64, and Interstate 40.Reed Project: Just south and northeast of Tusayan; 3300 acres; Overnight smoke generally settles around Forest Road 302, Tusayan, and south toward Red Butte.Blue Stem Project: Remote ...
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Cleveland RX Burning 2022 (Prescribed Fire) Each year the Cleveland National Forest conducts prescribed burns from January to May 2022, if weather and fuel moisture conditions permit. The objectives of the projects are to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire to people and communities, create conditions which offer a safer and more effective wildfire response, foster more resilient ecosystems, and minimize the effects of large wildfires on the landscape. In fiscal year 2022, the Forest's target for fuels reduction is 3,500 acres. 2,000 acres of planned prescribed fire, and 1,500 acres of mechanical treatments which is a combination of mastication, cut and pile with chainsaws.When implementing ...
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Indiana Dunes NP Spring 2022 (Prescribed Fire) Indiana Dunes National Park is planning 6 prescribed fires for the Spring of
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