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Esri is currently hosting their Federal GIS Conference in Washington, D.C. This conference focuses on how the federal government uses #GIS to promote understanding of complex issues for effective solutions. NIFC employees ... presented about their use of the ArcGIS application, developed by Esri, for GIS operations and planning on wildfires. With more than 22K users making edits in the field, this data helps inform #FirefightingResources of pertinent data so they can fight wildfires more effectively. Photo from today's wildland fire presentation by Esri’s Arcgis StoryMaps team. #FireScience #FedGIS #EsriFedGIS23
Curious about how #FireYear2022 wrapped up? Check out the National Interagency Coordination Center's Wildland Fire Summary and Statistics Annual Report - ... Photo of Morman Lake Hotshots digging fireline on the 2022 Cedar Creek Fire in Washington. Photo taken by Ari Lightsey, PIO, AKIMT.
Any guesses on the largest wildfire in #FireYear2022? The Lime Complex burned over 865,000 acres in Alaska. Photo by BLM Alaska Fire Service.
In #FireYear2022, the number of wildfires nationwide was noticeably higher than the 10-year average, while acres burned nationwide varied little from the 10-year average. Large wildfires represented less than 2% of total wildfires ... reported nationally in 2022. Photo of 2022 Ross Fire in Idaho. Photo taken by Austin Catlin, BLM.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - U.S. Forest Service recently released an insightful video on potential hazards that one might encounter while hiking in an area post-fire. Watch here -
Are you familiar with the 10 Standard Firefighting Orders and the 18 Watch Out Situations? If not, these lists provide wildland firefighters with a set of consistent best practices and a series of scenarios to be mindful of when ... responding to a wildland fire. Check out the poster below to familiarize yourself with each order and situation. More information here: and here:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire is #hiring 16 GS-3/4/5 Wildland Firefighter Apprentices in several locations including Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and the list goes on. Get your applications in by ... February 10 - Photo credit: USFWS
"Restoring fire across eastern US landscapes is complicated by a diverse mix of public and private land ownerships. In the Mid-Atlantic region, most prescribed burning occurs on public lands. However, three-fourths of forestlands ... in this region are privately owned which means the potential for private lands burning is significant. To help inform policies that support prescribed burning on private lands, Dr. Melissa Kreye, Dr. Jesse Kreye and Arun Regmi (Pennsylvania State University) researchers conducted a regional survey of private landowners regarding their knowledge and interest in prescribed burning (language from JFSP Final Report)". To learn more about their findings, visit - #firescience Photo caption: Prescribed burning in oak woodlands in Pennsylvania. Photo by Jonathon Chester.

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The nation’s federal wildland fire community is a large and complex organization across the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. These agencies manage wildland fire on nearly 700 million acres of federal public land, or one-fifth of the total land area in the United States. 

NIFC is home to the national fire management programs of each federal fire agency, along with partners including the National Association of State Foresters, the U.S. Fire Administration, and the National Weather Service. A Department of Defense liaison was added as a permanent partner at NIFC in 2008. Working together, these partners provide leadership, policy oversight and coordination to manage the nation’s wildland fire programs.

In recent years, the role of the agencies at NIFC has grown to include all types of fire management, including hazardous fuels treatments, integrated fire and land-use planning, and more. Fire management under this larger umbrella is designed to achieve not only suppression goals, but to accomplish a broad spectrum of natural resource objectives, and do so in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

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