Prescribed Burns


The Army’s selected remedy for cleaning up the 6,560-acre Fort Ord impact area includes prescribed burning to remove vegetation so that crews can perform surface removal of munitions. The Fort Ord prescribed burn season is July 1 through December 31, each year.

No burns are scheduled through September 17th.

Direct Notification Program

How to find out when we’re going to burn.

The Army’s direct notification program provides messages when a prescribed burn is imminent. Enroll in the Direct Notification Program and choose from notifications by email, SMS text message, a phone call or a combination of all three.  Messages are for mobilization, ignition, and completion. Note: Even if you registered in previous years, you must re-register for this year.

Background

The Army’s selected remedy for cleaning up the 6,560-acre Fort Ord impact area includes prescribed burning to remove vegetation so that crews can perform surface removal of munitions.The remedy was presented in a proposed plan that was made available to the public June 2007. Public comments were accepted during a 60-day comment period ending on August 28, 2007. The Army and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with the California EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control, considered the public comments and selected the remedy for the site. The selected remedy is described in the Record of Decision Impact Area Munitions Response Area Track 3 Munitions Response Site signed in May 2008 (see link below in Supporting Documents). This document also includes the Army’s responses to public comments.

Supporting Documents