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.

Wildfire in the Land of Down Under


As Australia enters its typical fire year, we recently chatted with Peter Brick, Senior Emergency Management Capability Specialist for the Australian state of Victoria’s Forest Fire Management, about bushfire management in Australia, the changing fire environment, his career, and the small-world nature of wildland fire management.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $185 Million for Wildfire Mitigation and Resilience as Part of the Investing in America Agenda


During a visit to Montana today, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau announced a $185 million investment from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support wildland fire management nationwide in fiscal year 2023 and to assist land managers in planning for wildfire management activities in fiscal year 2024. The funding will support special pay supplements and training opportunities for federal wildland firefighters and will advance collaborative fuels management and burned area rehabilitation activities.

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Director’s Report: Heading into the 2023 Fire Year


As the 2023 fire year progresses, wildland fire workforce transformation continues to be a top priority, including wildland firefighter careers, pay, and wellbeing. Interior is also supporting Canada with our USDA Forest Service partner during one of Canada’s most extreme fire years in recent history.

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Web Reads: Fueling Conservation, New Agreement Around Wildfire Management and Restoration (www.partnersinthesage.com)


Building on seven years of success founded on innovative intra-agency agreements, the Bureau of Land Management and Intermountain West Joint Venture are kicking off the next level of their partnership. This upcoming work will have an increased focus on wildfire risk reduction and fuels management throughout sagebrush country. This funding will continue to support and grow work throughout sagebrush habitat for sage-grouse and other wildlife while also addressing wildfire and invasive annual grass threats that are impacting many rural communities.

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