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.

In the News: Using outcome-based grazing to manage fire (fireadaptednetwork.org)


Katie Wollstein is a research assistant from the Policy Analysis Group and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Idaho. Katie has been working for the past five years on researching the social and policy aspects of rangeland management in the West talking with ranchers, land managers and policy makers. In this blog she shares a bit about what she’s learned.

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Be the one to ask


We lean into the work. We lean into the physical fitness. It's time to lean into mental health. Take action to prevent suicide: be the one to ask.

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U.S. Air Force and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partner to complete fuels reduction projects


The U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife regularly partner to complete important fuels reduction projects on Air Force lands. Through prescribed fire or mechanical forest fuel reduction, the FWS provided mission support to 14 USAF installations across the country in 2019. So far, in 2020, the FWS has successfully assisted with several preparedness projects, including a 273-acre prescribed burn on Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, and a 260-acre prescribed burn at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, alongside the National Park Service.

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A prescription for safety: burning in the wildland urban interface


The use of prescribed fire is a valuable tool in preventing catastrophic wildfires and promoting natural ecological processes of fire dependent ecosystems. Prescribed fire is an important management tool utilized to fulfill the mission and goals of Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. It is used to restore and maintain biological integrity of refuge habitats and reducing threats to public health and safety from potential catastrophic wildfires in those communities near the wildland urban interface.

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