The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire Fuels Program will be conducting a prescribed burn today, Thursday, May 5.  The Rx burn is located 4 miles southeast of St Ignatius, MT. This burn is approximately 44 acres.

A. Resource Objectives:

Ø  Restoration of the non-lethal fire regime, woodland and park-like forest structures through mechanical and prescribed fire treatments.

Ø  Provide for future timber harvest activities.

B. Prescribed Fire Objectives:

Ø  Retain greater than 85% of the overstory Ponderosa Pine, Western Larch, and Douglas Fir trees equal to or greater than 6-inch dbh.

Ø  Retain greater than 60% of the pole-size Ponderosa Pine, Western Larch, and Douglas Fir trees equal to or greater than 2-inch dbh and less than 6-inch dbh.

Ø  Achieve greater than 40% mortality in all Ponderosa Pine, Western Larch, and Douglas Fir seedlings and saplings less than 2-inch dbh.

Ø  Achieve 50% or greater fire coverage across areas burned.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice, please contact Division of Fire at 676-2550.