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.

Interior Invests $180 Million through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2022 to Improve Wildfire Mitigation and Resilience

A plane seen from below dropping water on the Clear Fire in Fairbanks, Alaska, against an orange, smoke-filled sky. Photo by Eric Kiehn.


President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is bringing much-needed support across the country to increase the resilience of lands facing the threat of wildland fires and to better support federal wildland firefighters.

Read More

Protecting and Restoring the Sonoran Desert Ecosystem in Saguaro National Park

A dramatic sunset paints the sky in yellows, pinks, and blues as a backdrop to Saguaro National Park and its namesake cactus. Photo by Nate Hovee.


The survival of Saguaro National Park’s namesake, the Saguaro cactus, is threatened by invasive buffelgrass. As a fire-tolerant plant, buffelgrass is not only threatening native species but also propelling more frequent, intense wildfires.

Read More