Federal News Radio Interview with OWF Director Bryan Rice

Last edited 7/24/2017

Please join us in exploring the role fire plays in shaping natural resource land management in an interview with Director Bryan Rice, Department of Interior’s Office of Wildland Fire, by Michael Keegan of The Business of Government Hour on Monday, (7/24/2017) at 11:00am and Friday (7/28/2017) at 1:00pm (Eastern) on Federal News Radio 1500AM WFED or federalnewsradio.com

For those outside of the Washington, D.C. area, you can listen to the live stream on Federal News Radio 1500AM WFED.

The audio segments are also posted on www.businessofgovernment.org/interview/bryan-rice. Watch a short video segment of the interview here.

Part I: Overview, history, and mission of the Office of Wildland Fire
Part II: What is wildland fire and its role in natural resource land management?
Part III: Fire prevention efforts
Part IV: Near term objectives 

The Business of Government Hour features a conversation about management with a government executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations.

Bryan Rice has broad experience leading Forestry, Wildland Fire, and Tribal programs across the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Indian Affairs, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. His federal government career has spanned nearly 20 years. As the Director of the Office of Wildland Fire (OWF), he leads budget oversight and programmatic governance for the DOI’s wildland fire program. Representing the Secretary of the Interior, OWF bridges the individual fire programs of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service; as well as supporting the wildland fire needs of all the bureaus across the Department to create an integrated and cohesive Department-wide fire program.

More information on wildland fire management in the United States can be found at www.doi.gov/wildlandfire or on @DOIWildlandFire.