Fire management officials on the North Fork John Day Ranger District are implementing a 1,000 acre prescribed burn within the Meadowbrook FT0 D and G burn units, located southwest from Dale, Oregon and north of Meadowbrook Summit. The burn units are on the 3963 Rd in the Hinton Creek drainage. Smoke may be visible along Highway 395.
The Meadowbrook prescribed burn is anticipated to take 5 day to complete and primarily consists of grass, open pine, and some juniper. The objective of the burn is to improve foraging habitat for big game, reduce long-term wildfire risk through reductions in existing fuel loading, and to restore the ecological functions of a fire adapted ecosystem to the area. Hunters and forest visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and avoid the area during prescribed burning activities.
Additional information about this prescribed burn is available by visiting the Umatilla National Forest’s new prescribed fire interactive map. This map displays burning activities and is available at https://tinyurl.com/y8b433th. The interactive map allows the user to zoom in on certain areas and click on a burn unit for more information (such as acreage, status, etc). When burning operations begin the interactive map will be updated to display which burn units are actively burning.
Maps of the proposed prescribed burns are also located on InciWeb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5808/.