Wildland Fire Associates developed the first Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Warren County in Pennsylvania. We helped the landowners assess their current fuels and wildfire potential and developed a plan to protect their property from wildfire.
Wildland Fire Associates has extensive experience developing CWPP’s over the past 14 years, with a highly qualified staff of career wildland fire managers who have experience at the community, county and state levels.
We can help you collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to forge creative solutions to complex problems. We can provide a well-rounded staff that includes facilitators, fire behavior analysts, fuels managers, GIS capability, and writers and editors.
The Joint Fire Science Program has funded a Forest Guild project to create a “Community CWPP Effectiveness Reference Guidebook” based on a detailed assessment of the mitigation activities in eight communities across New Mexico. John Lissoway is providing expert document review and comment based on his expertise in developing a wildfire risk rating system for … Continued
Nevada. 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 … Continued
Hot Sulphur Springs-Parshall Fire District & the Williams Fork Valley, Colorado. WFA has been awarded the contract to develop a CWPP for the Hot Sulphur Springs-Parshall Fire District and the Williams Fork Valley in north-central Colorado. Of primary concern for the community is the dominant lodgepole forest has been decimated by the current Mountain Pine … Continued
Foresta, California. Foresta is a small community within the boundary of Yosemite National Park that in 1990 was heavily impacted by a catastrophic wildfire. The community is surrounded by forest that was spared by the fire and new vegetation that is becoming reestablished in recent years. This entire community is still very much at risk … Continued
Yosemite West, California. Yosemite West is a community of over 250 residences that share a boundary of Yosemite National Park. The community is entirely surrounded by forest and is located at the top of a ridge with several miles of a heavily timbered drainage lying directly beneath. This unique situation places the entire community at … Continued
Pueblo County, Colorado. In the Summer of 2006, Wildland Fire Associates assisted in the planning process by facilitating several public and team meetings, compiling data provided by the core team, gathering additional information needed to complete the CWPP, recommending treatment options, and drafting and finalizing the plan. As part of the process, Wildland Fire Associates … Continued
Wildland Fire Associates has substantial experience developing FMP’s for BIA, BLM, NPS, USFWS, The Nature Conservancy and private land owners. We’ve developed Fire Management Plans that range from full-suppression to managing wildland fire for resource benefit. We stay current with new policy changes and wildfire science.
We can help you develop new Fire Management Plans (FMPs) and revise existing FMPs. WFA can provide a well-rounded staff that includes people who have run complex fire programs, fire behavior analysts, fuels managers, prescribed fire specialists, GIS capability, and writers and editors.
Chimayo, New Mexico. John Lissoway is involved with an ongoing WFA three year contract with the community-based nonprofit Chimayo Conservation Corps (Chimayo, New Mexico) to provide all pre-treatment and post-treatment forest and dead/down fuels monitoring for the USFS, BLM, and New Mexico State Land Office. The project purpose is mechanical thinning in overstocked forest areas … Continued
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is located in north central Georgia. The park consists of several units scattered through metropolitan Atlanta. Wildland Fire Associates (WFA) developed an analysis for an integrated fire management plan (wildfire and prescribed burning) and fuels management (WUI) program. The purpose of the report was … Continued
8 Pueblos, New Mexico. This project is an example of Bureau of Indian Affairs fuels and fire management policies expressed in management plans for separate Indian Reservations, all with differing management goals and objectives. This project required consultation not only with agency resource managers, but also with tribal councils and resource staffs. Multiple land management … Continued
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia. Wildland Fire Associates prepared an Environmental Assessment, Fire Management Plan, and Hazard Fuel Assessment for the 464-mile Blue Ridge Parkway under contract with the National Park Service. The Environmental Assessment addresses potential impacts to resources and socioeconomic values in and around the Parkway, and is currently being revised … Continued
El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico, Albuquerque Field Office. This Plan and Environmental Assessment is one of the first interagency implementation plans between administrations with differing land management missions. The project included all aspects of plan preparation, Environmental Assessment development in support of the plan, and formats for each, and required new and innovative approaches … Continued
Flathead National Forest, Glacier National Park, Montana. This project included an Environmental Assessment and a proposed new Wildland Fire Management Plan under contract by Glacier National Park. A park-wide interdisciplinary team coordinated by Wildland Fire Associates focused on discussions of fire-related goals and objectives stated in the Park’s General Management Plan and Resource Management Plan … Continued
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The preparation of this document required a strong resource background, particularly in the area of endangered, threatened, and species of concern. The document follows U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service format and guidelines, the purpose of which is to allow the ecological services office to render a biological opinion on the … Continued
Timucuan National Ecological Preserve, Florida. This unique National Park Service area outside Jacksonville, Florida supports diverse habitat including fire-adapted pine forest and associated flora. Due to fire exclusion, these systems are declining and being replaced with fire intolerant non-native species. High visitor use and the adjacent residential areas of Jacksonville present management constraints to the … Continued
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Oklahoma. This National Park Service unit was recently created by Congress to commemorate a battle between the U.S. Army and Indians in the mid 1800s. Much of the acquired land purchased was until very recently agricultural. The Fire Management Plan called for suppression to protect the local resources and developments … Continued