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Improving Wildland Fire Management Across Tribal and Federal Lands

November 29, 2021 7:13 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/owf-tribalbialands-doiburaulands-1pp-20210908-c.jpg?itok=_IeZI9ln With more than 6.5 million acres of land managed by the Interior Department in proximity to Tribal lands, collaboration is essential to address the increasingly large wildfires confronting the U.S. As we continue to recognize Native American Heritage Month throughout November, learn about a new agreement that will facilitate improved wildland fire…

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Director’s Report: A New Norm Demands We Adapt

November 16, 2021 5:04 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/blog-post/thumbnail-images/bia-summittrailfire-bycolvilleagencybia-51322134749-fcdd76a413-o.jpg?itok=VfoIRURn We are prioritizing the need to modernize our firefighting workforce, support science and research into the effects of climate change on wildfires, and expanding our wildfire mitigation efforts. Get The Mitagator The Mitagator™ Fire Mitigation Tool USD $119.99 USD $99.99 Categories Air Conditioning (2) Air Pollution (2) Alaska (2) animals (1) Antelope…

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The Office of Wildland Fire Quarterly Bulletin

November 16, 2021 3:26 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/external-news/thumbnail-images/adobestock-201833368-bymaicasaa.jpeg?itok=F0PMnJp1 The fall 2021 edition of the Office of Wildland Fire's quarterly newsletter reflects on a record-setting fire season, increased funding for wildland fire management, firefighting workforce reforms, Tribal contributions to firefighting as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November, and more. Get The Mitagator The Mitagator™ Fire Mitigation Tool USD $119.99…

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From the Front Lines to the Fire Line

November 10, 2021 8:45 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/blog-post/thumbnail-images/20210901-militarymob-california-dixiefire-folosomlak-byjoebradshawblm-e-2.jpg?itok=jyY0P-Q0 Meet the Folsom Lake Veterans’ Crew with the Bureau of Land Management in California. The crew gives veterans an opportunity to put their military skillsets to use fighting wildfires. Learn about the opportunities available for more veterans to get started in wildland firefighting. Get The Mitagator The Mitagator™ Fire Mitigation Tool USD…

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Wildfire Open Data is Driving Innovation and Improving Public Safety

November 10, 2021 4:15 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/owf-opendatasite-featuredmaps2-11.2021.png?itok=L9W_SaV6 The wildland fire open data site is changing how people stay informed about wildfires in their area and across the country. This publicly-available data is driving the creation of innovative tools by private-sector companies like Google and the New York Times while also making information widely available for individuals. The need for…

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Embracing Indigenous Knowledge to Address the Wildfire Crisis

November 9, 2021 9:15 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/owf-skc-ep8-fire.png?itok=mypmc_Z_ During the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland underscored the importance of using Indigenous knowledge and showcased a Salish Kootenai College video that explores how Indigenous fire practices can help address the current wildfire crisis. We take a deeper dive as we…

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Bringing Diverse Perspectives to Wildland Fire Management

November 2, 2021 5:21 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/jacqueline-martin-lr-c.jpg?itok=mMPpJWAb November is Native American Heritage Month. This year, we’re highlighting some of the people and initiatives that are improving wildland fire management in Indian Country. Meet the Bureau of Indian Affair’s Assistant Director for Wildland Fire Management and member of the Gros Ventre of Fort Belknap Indian Community. Get The Mitagator The…

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Recipients of the 2020 Wildland Fire Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Awards Announced

October 12, 2021 10:31 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/external-news/thumbnail-images/capture.png?itok=u76SLtH7 The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) announced the recipients of the 2020 Wildland Fire Emergency Medical Services Awards. This annual award program, sponsored by the NWCG's Emergency Medical Committee, recognizes individuals and groups that have demonstrated outstanding actions or accomplishments above and beyond the expectation of their normal mission or job duties….

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EPA Releases Report Comparing Air Quality and Public Health Impacts from Prescribed Fire and Wildfire Smoke

September 30, 2021 7:07 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/external-news/thumbnail-images/smoke-prescribedfire-vs-wildfire.png?itok=U5rEfo4p The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Department of Interior, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, released a report comparing the air quality and health impacts of smoke from prescribed fire and wildfire. Get The Mitagator The Mitagator™ Fire Mitigation Tool USD $119.99…

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New Ways Maps and AI Keep Communities Safe and Informed

September 29, 2021 7:43 pm Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/external-news/thumbnail-images/adobestock-174413344.jpeg?itok=cXTMSplb Google today announced the launch of a new wildfire layer in Google Maps that will provide up-to-date details on wildfire activity, helping people make quick, informed decisions during times of emergency. The new feature uses information from the National Interagency Fire Center's open data site.  Get The Mitagator The Mitagator™ Fire Mitigation…

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