Fire Management Planning

With our extensive experience and synergistic approach we have met the needs of many clients in the areas of community wildfire protection plans, fuels analysis, fire behavior modeling, fire management plans, NEPA compliance documents, ecological services, and professional consulting.

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.

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.

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.

Ecological Services

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.

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.

Legal Services

WFA has wide-ranging experience providing professional expertise for legal cases involving wildland fire management.

Legal Support

WFA has wide-ranging experience providing professional expertise for legal cases involving wildland fire management. Our experience includes providing: Witness testimony from specialists with over 40 years of experience in wildland fire and natural resources management, Fire behavior modeling and analysis, Review of fire behavior predictions related to cases, Analysis of firefighting methods and tactics, Fuels … Continued

Training & Facilitation

Trained and experience 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.

Training and Course Development

Wildland Fire Associates have been heavily involved with the development and teaching of several fire training courses. John Lissoway has been an extremely effective and popular instructor in the southwest area, as well as nationally. Carl Douhan has participated in the development of NWCG fire training courses and has taught many courses. Dan O’Brien has … Continued

Meeting Facilitation

Wildland Fire Associates (WFA) has the unique ability to put together diverse teams of facilitators with fire experience to aid with a great variety of meetings. The depth of experience of WFA allows the presence of facilitators with unique understanding of fire management, smoke management and other resource-related issues. A WFA team of eight facilitators … Continued

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 help identify the concerns and land management objectives of a broad array of stakeholders … Continued