Wildland Fire News

A selection of news releases and stories related to wildland fire management. For details about ongoing wildfires, visit the National Interagency Fire Center.

Scientists Help Re-introduce Healthy Fire in Florida Forests


Restoring healthy fire to long-unburned forests is a complex process. When trees began to die after prescribed fires in Florida, research funded by the Joint Fire Science Program identified the cause, and the Southern Fire Exchange Network helped local land managers act on the findings to restore healthy ecosystems.

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Interior Department Releases Five-Year Monitoring, Maintenance and Treatment Plan to Address Wildfire Risk (www.doi.gov)


President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $1.5 billion to the Department of the Interior’s Wildland Fire Management Program to address wildfire risk and prepare communities and ecosystems against the threat of wildfire by making historic investments in forest restoration, hazardous fuels management and post-wildfire restoration. Today, the Department released a roadmap for achieving these objectives in coordination with federal, non-federal, and Tribal partners. 

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Jumping Off the Cliff with Cynthia Moses-Nedd


March is Women’s History Month. This year, we’re highlighting some of the trailblazing women that are improving wildland fire management. Meet the chief of staff for Interior’s Office of Wildland Fire, Cynthia Moses-Nedd. 

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Keeping Good Company: A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and CAL FIRE Partnership, Part 3


Partnerships will be key to addressing the new norm of more frequent, severe wildfires and implementing the historic new funding for federal wildland fire management provided through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. A partnership in California showcases how two agencies can collaborate to more effectively respond to wildfires on both state- and federally-managed lands. This third installment explores the importance of that partnership around national wildlife refuges in Merced County.

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