With our extensive experience and synergistic approach we can help meet your needs in the areas of community wildfire protection plans, fuels analysis, fire behavior modeling, fire management plans, NEPA compliance documents, ecological services, professional consulting, and more.
Fire Management Plans & NEPA Compliance
WFA has developed fire management plans and NEPA compliance documents for a wide range of clients including the BIA, BLM, NPS, USFWS, and The Nature Conservancy. Plans have ranged in complexity from ones designed for units with full-suppression to areas desiring to use fire to manage lands under multiple jurisdictions.
Community Wildfire Protection Planning
WFA has extensive experience in this rapidly evolving field at the local, county, and state levels. We bring to the process years of combined experience that we draw on to work with a wide-range of stakeholders to fashion creative solutions to often complex problems.
Fuels Analysis & Fire Behavior Modeling
Wildland Fire Associates is in the forefront of the fields of fuels analysis and fire behavior modeling. We have developed expertise gained from years in the field completing fuels assessments and presenting them in an easy to understand digital format with well-written, concise supporting documentation.
WFA has the expertise to provide real-world solutions in the arena of Section 7 compliance. Our staff is prepared to quickly and efficiently assess your needs and recommend a solution or suite of actions designed to meet your unique situation.
WFA facilitators have the background necessary to facilitate your meeting; be it a small group of landowners with opposing views to a large, national conference. We can keep your meeting moving, gain consensus, and accomplish the goals of the organizers in an efficient, orderly manner.
Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation
We have specialists with strong BAER backgrounds, including individuals who helped develop and implement the BAER policy, and specialists with field experience in the development of BAER plans.
Incident Management Services
Our associates have served as incident commanders, planning section chiefs, operations and liaison officers, and resource specialists, meeting all NWCG standards.
WFA has wide-ranging experience providing professional expertise for legal cases involving wildland fire management.
Innovation, Experience, Integrity
Wildland Fire Associates is a diverse partnership of former career federal and state wildland fire and natural resource managers. Our team has an unparalleled background of providing professional wildland fire and land management planning that supports sustainable ecosystems and sustainable communities. The WFA approach is science-based, integrative, holistic and uses a collaborative approach to ensure that the needs of the ecosystems and those that use them are met. How can we help you?
Wildland Fire Associates is a consortium of career wildland fire and natural resource managers who are retired, but want to continue putting their experience to work for you.
News from Wildland Fire Associates
We face many important questions when we retire. Do I want to keep working? Can I afford to be completely retired? If I want or need to keep working, do I go it alone or join an existing company? Do I take those family vacations that were displaced by so many fire seasons? Do I
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Ben joins WFA after 34 years working in fire management. Ben retired in 2014 from the National Park Service as the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Fuels Management Specialist. For the past 20 years, prescribed fire and fuels management has been the primary focus of his work. His primary specialty includes planning landscape fuels management programs
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John Lissoway has been involved with a unique collaboration between Wildland Fire Associates and Chimayo Conservation Corps for 4 years. The on-going collaboration has resulted in successful restoration of 434 acres of forest land in northern New Mexico including ponderosa pine forest, pinyon-juniper forest and Rio Grande Bosque. The restored forests are on a variety
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Wildland Fire Associates is pleased to announce that we are now offering Collaborative Facilitation. WFA can help communities and land management agencies discuss forest health and wildland fire issues in a manner that will lead to proactive solutions to the growing threat of destructive wildfires and ecologically sustainable forest health initiatives. Our goal is to
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Wildland Fire Associates was privileged to have had Dave Larsen as one of our associates. Dave was coaxed out of retirement to assist WFA with the Yarnell Hill Fire Investigation that the Arizona Department of Safety and Health contracted WFA to complete in 2013. Dave cared deeply about firefighter safety he was still working the
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Are You Interested in Joining WFA?
WFA is interested in working with people who have good ideas and want to actively pursue them.
WFA does not have employees. We have associates who are committed to the company, but only work on specific projects that they choose. The benefit of our system is that it ensures that associates do the kind of work they like and work when they want to.
Learn more about how to join WFA.
Comprehensive list of Wildland Fire Associates Projects Special Projects – Wildland Firefighter Safety, Program & After Action Reviews, Other Idaho Department of Lands Fire Program Management Review Granite Mountain IHC Entrapment & Burnover Investigation, under contract with Arizona Department of Occupational Health & Safety Chimayo Conservation Corp, New Mexico New Mexico Forest Workers Training Lessons
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Wildland Fire Associates has been awarded a contract to develop the first Community Wildfire Protection Plans for Warren and Forest Counties in Pennsylvania. We look forward to the opportunity to use our expertise to help the landowners assess their current fuels and wildfire potential and develop a plan to protect their property from wildfire. We
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Wildland Fire Associates (WFA) and SWCA were recently awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the National Park Service under the GSA Schedules program. This BPA is currently available to expedite your environmental and NEPA compliance, archaeology, biology, and fire management planning needs. The SWCA and WFA partnership brings together two firms with extensive experience
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Wildland Fire Associates recently completed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Hot Sulphur Springs-Parshall Fire Protection District in Colorado. The plan is a guide for agencies, local residents, and other stakeholders working together to proactively prepare for future wildland fires and changes in forest health. Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Hot Sulpher Springs – Parshall
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Peter Padilla, President, Foresta Preservation Association had strong praise for Wildland Fire Associates after working with us to complete a community wildfire protection plan (CWPP) for the community of Foresta, CA. “Wildland Fire Associates did an outstanding job in a very difficult environment…The people of Wildland Fire Associates proved to be a group that believes
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WFA successfully completed 16 landscape-scale wildland fire risk and hazard assessments for all counties within Nevada, and developed a statewide summary report. We used numerous GIS layers to provide BLM with a seamless analysis of hazard fuels, values at risk and threat assessments for these values. The information was used to help prioritize fuels mitigation
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WFA is proud to announce that we will be offering Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) services. If your unit needs assistance producing a BAER plan after a fire or implementing an approved plan, WFA can help you. We have specialists with strong BAER backgrounds, including individuals who helped develop and implement the BAER policy, and
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Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program. Comprehensive Fire Management & Law Enforcement Strategy
Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, WFA has just completed the first Comprehensive Fire Management & Law Enforcement Strategy for federal, state and private lands. WFA worked with site managers on seven specific areas where the Bureau of Reclamation has completed habitat restoration projects to develop one comprehensive fire management and law enforcement document
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Put our experience to work for you. Contact us to find out how we can help with all your land management needs.