Since 1998, Lomakatsi has been coordinating the implementation of prescribed fire across thousands of acres in partnership with federal, tribal, state and local governments, and private landowners. We utilize controlled burns as a tool to reduce fuel accumulations and return fire as an essential element of dry forests, woodlands, and grasslands of our region. Often this is accomplished after mechanically thinning a forested or woodland landscape, lowering the fuel buildup, and reducing the threat of an uncharacteristically severe fire. This allows prescribed fire to be implemented on a regular basis, or even to allow natural fire to burn should it occur, improving wildlife conditions and maintaining the landscape in a more resilient condition.
There are numerous prescribed fire techniques, all of which require exceptional organization, skill, preparation, and execution. Prescribed fire methods and prescriptions are very site-specific. The details involved in prescribed burn procedures are dynamic and can change very rapidly during the actual operation as weather and other site conditions shift. Working with landowners, Lomakatsi has developed and implemented site-specific restoration prescriptions for private lands that include the return of fire as an essential component for accomplishment of long-term ecological objectives.
As a private property owner, if you are interested in engaging Lomakatsi to develop a restoration plan for your property, please contact us by email or by phone at (541) 488-0208.