PNW long-term outlook for fire season 2015
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Richard D. Stratton; Josh Chapman
Publication Year: 2015

Cataloging Information

  • 2015 fire season
  • Oregon
  • PSA - predictive service area
  • Washington
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 4, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 61303


It has been a long and challenging season. It started early with fires throughout the Pacific Northwest - Coos Bay BLM, border fires with Canada and the Colville and Okanogan-Wenatchee NFs, the Mt. Hood NF, and a little later with the Columbia-River Gorge Scenic Area, the Deschutes NF, and Rouge-River Siskiyou NF. It was symptomatic of the fuel moistures and the weather (dismal snowpack and dry spring). We now have several large fires in SW, central, and eastern Oregon and Central and NE Washington. The purpose of this outlook is to provide information about the potential duration of the fire season, by predictive service area (PSA), short-, mid-, and long-term.

Online Link(s):
Link to this document (1.6 MB; pdf)
Stratton, Rick; Chapman, Josh. 2015. PNW long-term outlook for fire season 2015. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. August 26. 18 p.