The Idaho Panhandle National Forest announced today that in the coming weeks prescribed burning will begin across Northern Idaho.
Multiple prescribed burning projects are planned this spring, although the exact day of ignitions will depend upon conditions aligning with safe implementation.
Fire managers will evaluate weather and fuels to determine when burning can be safely conducted.
"Prescribed burning is part of each Ranger District’s annual natural resource management program to reduce hazardous fuels, prepare areas for tree planting, and improve wildlife forage," PIO Kary Maddox said in a press release.
Project ignition status, maps, and information are available at http://bit.ly/NorthIdahoRxFire
The public is urged to stay away from project areas during burning operations and for a few days afterward.