Ben Jacobs Brings Fuels Management Expertise To WFA

Ben Jacobs

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 … Continued

WFA Collaborates on Forest Restoration & Training in New Mexico

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 … Continued

WFA Now Offers Collaborative Facilitation

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 … Continued

David Lee Larsen

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 … Continued

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WFA Awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement with the NPS

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 … Continued

CWPP for Hot Sulphur Springs-Parshall Fire Protection District, Colorado

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 … Continued

Praise for Wildland Fire Associates

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 … Continued

Nevada Fire Risk Assessments, Statewide Summary Report Nevada BLM

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 … Continued

Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation

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 … Continued

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 … Continued