The Idaho Department of Lands is responsible for statewide fire prevention and protection on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands.
More than 40 dedicated full time employees and 150 seasonal firefighters make up the backbone of the IDL fire management program. IDL fire suppression efforts focus on initial attack.
The work of the IDL fire management program helps protect and preserve important Endowment timber assets as well as millions of acres of private forestland. The program also enhances forest and rangeland management on State Endowment Trust lands by utilizing fire as a management tool, and protects local communities from wildfire by reducing fuels.
Idaho Fire Restrictions Web site - New in 2013
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2012 Year-End Fire Report
(and annual fire reports dating back to 2000)
A part of Idaho's contribution to fire cooperation is maintenance of a large fire equipment cache in Coeur d'Alene. This cache, one of only 10 regional caches in the nation, has an inventory valued at more than $5,000,000. Equipment from the cache is shipped to meet fire needs throughout the western United States.
The Coeur d’Alene Helitack crew is a relatively recent addition to the Idaho Department of Lands firefighting force. Located next to the Coeur d’Alene Interagency Fire Cache, the program has built and acquired an experienced and responsible crew.