Prescribed burning continues in Sisters

 

Last updated 5/17/2022 at Noon



The Sisters Ranger District plans to ignite a prescribed fire on up to 177 acres roughly five miles south of Sisters along the FS 1505 road on Tuesday, May 17. Operations will begin as early as 9 a.m. and will continue until ignitions are complete, or conditions become unfavorable.

This treatment is part of the Sisters Area Fuels Reduction Project and is intended to reduce hazardous fuels in the wildland-urban interface and return forest stands to historic conditions by reintroducing fire on the landscape. This unit is a continuation of projects in the SAFR Project to create defensible space in the greater Sisters area and return fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem. Central Oregon’s forests are adapted to frequent low-intensity fires.For real-time prescribed and wildfire updates in Central Oregon, and to sign up for text alerts, visit; http://www.centraloregonfire.org.

For information the Sisters Ranger District front desk at 541-549-7700.


 

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