Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
In accordance with the 36 CFR §1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Foster has established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed. Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. More »
Upcoming Prescribed Burns
April 16th: Rickey Point: The Lake Roosevelt NRA Fire Crew will try to implement a prescribed burn at Rickey point as early as April 16th. Burning is dependant on the weather. This unit is in prescription now but a slight chance of rain over the week may delay ignition.
Environmental Assessment October 16, 2000
The Resource Management Plan (1997) acknowledges the need for suppression of all fires and for the development of a prescribed fire management plan. It states "… a full suppression policy is in effect… A prescribed fire program is being developed … for the fire-dependent (seral) ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests in the park".
2013 Fuel Reduction Projects
There are eight proposed fuel reduction projects for 2013. Click on the map for more details.
For more information on Lake Roosevelt's Fire Management Program, check out our 2012 Fire Mailing.
Did You Know?
Fire is a natural part of Lake Roosevelt's dry forest and desert environment. Park fire fighters, to protect nearby landowners, manage the forest by extinguishing any wildfire, as well as thin, pile up, and burn excess vegetation in winter. Prescribed fires may be lit to burn what is left.