The Army’s prescribed burn season for the former Fort Ord is now closed for 2017. The Army was able to conduct a prescribed burns (Units B and C) in the northern portion of the Fort Ord National Monument because the required combination of weather conditions, fuel moisture, and fire management resources met the burn prescription. The burn prescription was developed as part of the Army’s commitment to minimize the impact of prescribed burns to the local community.
The Army’s prescribed burns at Fort Ord are being conducted as part of the munitions cleanup program. Burns are conducted to both encourage recovery of endangered fire dependent plant species and to facilitate continued munitions clean-up. To protect sensitive species, the prescribed burn season is limited to summer and fall from July to December of each year.
The Fort Ord prescribed burn program will resume in 2018 when the burn prescription can be met. For updates and information about the Fort Ord prescribed burn program, call the Fort Ord cleanup information line at 1-800-852-9699 or visit this web site.
We will begin enrollment for the 2018 prescribed burn direct notification program in June 2018. Thank you for your interest in this program.