The Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests plans to burn up to 700 acres beginning Spring 2014 (April-June) and continuing in Fall 2014 (September-October) if the desired weather, soil moisture, and smoke dispersal conditions are met. Smoke may be visible in the area for several days after the burning phase […]Read More
Despite the numerous benefits prescribed fires provide we recognize that planned fires and smoke can affect forest visitors and local communities. Since prescribed fires can be ignited only under certain weather and vegetative conditions, it is difficult to predict exactly when they will be started. We encourage you to check this website frequently between March 1 and November 15 for the current status of planned prescribed fires on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Additionally, a prescribed fire hotline has been set up at 1-800-CDA-FIRE.
The Forest Service plans to burn up to 800 acres during Spring and Fall 2014 if the desired weather, soil moisture, and smoke dispersal conditions are met. Smoke may be visible in the area for several days after the burning phase of the prescribed fire is completed. The Forest Service will monitor the fires until […]Read More
Our goal is to provide you with the most current information about the status of prescribed fires during the spring and fall burning seasons. Since prescribed fires must be ignited under certain weather conditions, it is difficult to predict exactly when they will be started. We encourage you to check this website daily between March 1 and June 15 and between October 1 and November 15 for the current status of planned prescribed fires.
Prescribed fires on federal lands must comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires extensive analysis of the environmental, economic, and social impacts of projects with public participation. The Healthy Forest Restoration Act provides an expedited process using collaboration and integration with such things as county hazard mitigation plans, state fuels committee priorities, and direct work with local communities.
Fuel reduction management is a long term proposition, but through annual programs combining federal, state and private land, and the people responsible or affected, the journey to return much of our forests to a historic condition and reduce the threat to life and property will be achieved.