Payette NF 2021 Fall Prescribed Fire (Prescribed Fire)

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 PRESCRIBED FIRE Promoting fire-adapted communities and resilient landscapesThe Payette National Forest will be conducting multiple prescribed fires this fall.  Depending on weather conditions burns could take place anytime from late September to early November. These prescribed fires reduce surface fuels, increase height of the canopy, reduce small tree densities, and promote fire resilient trees, thereby improving our ability to protect communities from wildfire. Additionally, these fires improve wildlife habitat, promote long-term ecosystem integrity and sustainability by reducing the risk of high-severity wildland fire. Prescribed fire is an important component of natural resource management and part of the comprehensive fire management program on the Payette National Forest. The New Meadows Ranger District plans to burn approximately 3,000 acres in Boulder Creek drainage (13 miles northwest of New Meadows); 150 acres of hand piles in the Weiser River canyon area. (2 miles south…

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