Performance Measures

The Office of Wildland Fire reports on several sets of performance measures annually including:

The Department of the Interior Strategic Plan 2011 - 2015 

(These Performance Measures were updated in 2014 to ensure alignment and consistency with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.  Implementation of the following Performance Measures begins in FY 2015)

Goal #1, Protect America's Landscapes - Strategy #3:  Manage wildland fire for landscape resiliency, strengthen the ability of communities to protect against fire, and provide for public and firefighters safety in wildfire response.

Performance Measures

  • Percent of Interior-managed landscape areas that are in a desired condition as a result of fire management objectives.
  • Percent of Interior-managed treatments that reduce risk to communities that have a wildland fire mitigation plan.
  • Percent of wildfires on Interior-managed landscapes where the initial strategy (or strategies) fully succeeded during the initial response phase. 

Supporting Performance Measures

  • Number of high-priority acres treated in the wildland urban interface.
  • Number of acres in fire regimes 1, 2, or 3 moved to better condition classes both in the wildland urban interface and non-wildland urban interface.
  • Number of acres in fire regimes 1, 2, or 3 moved to a better condition class per million dollars of gross investment (in both wildland urban interface and non-wildland urban interface).
  • Number of acres in fire regimes 1, 2, or 3 moved to a better condition class as a percent of total acres treated (in both wildland urban interface and non-wildland urban interface).  This is also a long-term measure.
  • Percentage of all fire not contained in initial attack that exceeded a stratified cost index.
  • Percent of Departments of the Interior and Agriculture acres in good condition (defined as condition class 1).
  • Percent change from the 10-year average in the number of acres burned by unplanned and unwanted wildland fires on Interior lands.
  • Number of treated acres that are identified in Community Wildfire Protection Plans or other applicable collaboratively developed plans.
  • Percent of treated acres that are identified in Community Wildfire Protection Plans or other applicable collaboratively developed plans.
  • Number of acres in the wildland urban interface treated per million dollars gross investment.
  • Number of treated burned acres that achieved the desired condition.
  • Percent of treated burned acres that have achieved the desired condition.