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Planned burns to take place in area forests
September 27, 2017
Fire managers on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests plan to conduct prescribed burning across multiple Ranger Districts in the coming weeks.

The planned burning will include a combination of piles, harvest residue, and undergrowth. The decision to burn will be dependent on a “burn window.”

A burn window is based on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts, and available resources. Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.

These fires mimic natural fires by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat diversity.

Each prescribed burn is designed to meet specific objectives. Recreationists, hunters, and other forest users should be aware of potential prescribed fire units when selecting areas to camp and/or hunt.

Please contact your local Ranger District for more detailed information. The Bonners Ferry Ranger District can be reached at (208) 267-5561.
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