Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.
Humans, not lightning, are responsible for most wildfires. Escaped debris burning was one of the more prevalent causes.
Burn permits are required May 10 – October 20 each year and issued by the Idaho Department of Lands. You can get your free burn permit at burnpermits.idaho.gov.
You can do it yourself online. Watch our Burn Permits DIY video for assistance.
During the fire season there may be times when fire managers find it necessary to implement fire restrictions to limit the further occurrence of human-caused fires.
At that time notification will be made to the public so that you can make appropriate arrangements for your outdoor activities.