Prescribed Burns


There are no burns planned in 2019.

Why does the Army conduct prescribed burns? 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 in duration from July to December.

How can I be notified about prescribed burns? Direct notification will be provided by email, text, or autodialer telephone calls for those registered for the direct notification program.

What is necessary to consider a burn? 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 burn program at Fort Ord is  conducted as part of the munitions cleanup program. A burn encourages recovery of endangered fire dependent plant species and facilitates 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.

How do I sign up for the direct notification program? The Army’s direct notification program provides messages when a prescribed burn is imminent. Enroll in the Direct Notification Program (Click Here) 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 each year.