Firefighters from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests responded to numerous wildland fires over the past week, the bulk of which were lightning caused. Current fire activity includes continued responses to smoke reports and the ongoing securing of currently staffed fires. Both the Crab and the Barren Hill fires experienced minimal fire activity and growth over the past week. The forest has received a significant amount of rain, which has moderated conditions across the forest. The forecast calls for hotter and dryer conditions through the next week. Our resources remain prepared to respond to new fires. Read more.
The North Fork and Lochsa-Powell Ranger Districts of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests announced today their plans for annual summer prescribed fire projects to take place beginning mid-August. Planned ignitions will begin when weather and fuel conditions become optimal for achieving management objectives while minimizing smoke impacts to surrounding communities. Read more.
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