Lincoln Ranger District Prescribed Burns
The Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest plans to implement prescribed burns this spring and/or early summer as long as the desired weather fuel moisture and smoke dispersal conditions are met.
Lincoln District Compound: Low-intense maintenance burning—similar to what occurred this spring—is scheduled on 37 acres located across the Highway from the Ranger District office. The purpose of this burn is to reduce the fine fuel loading and promote native grasses.
Alice Creek: One 40-acre unit in the upper end of Alice Creek is scheduled to be burned for the purpose of enhancing big game forage and reducing hazardous fuel conditions. This project is a joint effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Helena National Forest.
Poorman Creek: One 300-acre unit called “Ethel 22” is scheduled to be burned this fall when conditions allow. The purpose of this is to help improve forest health and reduce hazardous fuel conditions.
Burn Area Safety
Please contact the Lincoln Ranger District at 406-362-7000 with your questions. You are responsible for understanding your location relative to the project areas.
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||Lincoln District Compound|
Firefighters plan to burn some slash piles, results from the hazard tree removal project, this week.
Pile burning will occur in the following areas: Stemple Pass area toward Crater Mountain; and along Page/Trout/Tarhead road system and Marsh Creek Road
For more information call Kathy at 495-3747 or the Lincoln Ranger District at 362-7000.