The amount of acres burned by wildfires is increasing in the U.S. due in large part to declining forest health and climate change. Click on the graph below to view the trend.
One of the leading human causes of wildfires in North Central Idaho are debris or controlled burns gone out of control. For a safer burn and to protect yourself and others obtain a burn permit from Idaho Department of Lands at burnpermits.idaho.gov before you burn. This permit is required from May 10-October 20. Be sure to also review the brochure, Brochure-Burn-Permits. An additional Air Quality Permit must be acquired year-round if you live within the Nez Perce Tribe Reservation boundaries. This permit can be downloaded from the Nez Perce Tribe Air Quality Program website at www.nezperce.org/AirQuality/Resources.
Click on the link to download the new Living with Fire brochure Livingwithfire N Rockes
For members of the North Central Idaho Fire Prevention Co-op we have a short Questionnaire asking what fire concerns are in your area. Please fill out and send to the address listed in the Contact tab of this site.