Official Government Website

Our mission is to reduce the number of unwanted human-caused wildfires in our protection areas and beyond in coordination with other agency partners. Creating public awareness of the activities that commonly cause wildfires and providing resources for preventing them are the key components to successful fire prevention efforts. We are also here to assist with steps to prepare landscapes and structures for wildfire, help ready residents for wildfire warnings and alerts, and educate the community.

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Prevention and Preparedness Resources


The national average number of human-caused wildfires is close to 90 percent. Learn about the leading causes of human-caused wildfires and help prevent them.

Ready, Set, Go

Preparing for wildfire starts with readying your property. Here you will learn how to strengthen your home and recognize when it’s time to evacuate.


We are available for community events or school presentations. Find materials for educators, agencies and the general public to use for outreach.

Burn Permits

Burn permits are free and required under Idaho law for any burning outside city limits statewide (excluding campfires) from May 10 through October 20.

Fire Restriction Finder

Fire restrictions are meant to prevent human-caused wildfires. Restrictions can be declared in a portion of the state, or in multiple areas by local authorities.

Idaho Fire Map

Locate fires now. The map displays fire information about all reported wildfires in Idaho. It is updated frequently and can help you plan activities.


Learn how Rangeland Fire Protection Associations and Idaho ranchers provide swift initial attack because of their knowledge of the land and proximity to the fires.

Forest Practices

Use this page to learn about fire restrictions and timber practices as well as logging guidelines.Get your Compliance/Notification, a.k.a. “slash” or “brush” form.

About IDL Fire

We protect and preserves endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.

To find and contact your closest Idaho Department of Lands office see our Supervisory Area map.

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