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.
Four units totaling 1,300 acres located 12 miles northeast of Lincoln around Wildcat Gulch within the upper end of the Alice Creek drainage, are planned to be burned as conditions allow. This is a joint effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Helena National Forest and is inteded to enhance big game forage and reduce hazardous fuel conditions.
When implemented, these ten units totaling 411 acres will support the Hogum Creek project to improve big game winter range by reducing conifer encroachment within natural openings.
These prescribed burns are located in Rochester Gulch and total about 1,000 acres. The burns are planned to be implemented when conditions allow.
To help reduce fine fuel loading and promote native grasses on the District Office grounds, low intense burning of about 100 acres will be implemented this spring or early summer.
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 May 08th, 2013 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||Alice Creek drainage|
Fire personnel safely and successfully implemented the Alice Creek prescribed burn, which totaled about 900 acres, earlier this week.
Fire personnel will continue to hold and improve handlines around the burn unity boundary, and mop-up within the perimeter and monitor/patrol the units over the next several days.
Smoke will likely be visible on the top of Flesher Pass and/or in the Augusta area for the next several days. If you have questions, contact the Lincoln Ranger District at 406-362-7000 or Kathy Bushnell at 406-495-3747.