Contact: Tonya Neider (509) 754-7816
Coulee Dam, WA – Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may implement the following prescribed fires during the spring of 2019.
- Evans, 67 acres west Evans
- Haag Cove, 21 acres adjacent to the Haag Cove Campground
The goal of these prescribed burns is to decrease forest fuel loads adjacent to campgrounds, residences and structures. Benefits will include:
- Reduced small fuels, which are primary fire carriers,
- Decreased risk and intensity of uncontrolled wildfires,
- Increased nutrients for trees and understory,
- Increased understory plant diversity and natural reseeding of trees.
Safe and favorable weather conditions may occur in April through the beginning of June. Ignitions should be completed in one day at Haag Cove. Ignition may last 2 days at the Evans unit.
Public and firefighter safety are always the highest priority in all fire management activities. Project areas will be carefully monitored until they are fully extinguished. Residual smoke may be observed for up to two weeks post ignition.
Wildland fire management activities conducted by the National Park Service (NPS) are guided by NPS management policies and the Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy, 2009.
Additional information may be found on the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area website at www.nps.gov/laro.