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Division of Forestry and Wildland Fire Management

Overview

The Division of Forestry and Wildland Fire Management (DFWFM) oversees the National Indian Forestry and Wildland Fire Management Program, which is a cooperative effort of the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of the Deputy Director - Trust Services, Division of Forestry and Wildland Fire Management, Intertribal Timber Council and individual Tribal governments on reservations.

The Division is responsible for providing coordination, management, planning, oversight, and monitoring for all activities related to development and protection of trust forest resources, including the National Wildland Fire Program.

The Division staff is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Branch of Forest Resource Planning

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The Branch of Forest Resource Planning exercises program oversight and provides planning and scheduling of Bureau-wide forestry activities at the national level to ensure regulatory and policy requirements are followed and that technical standards of sound forest management are upheld.

Branch staff is located in Denver, Colorado.

Branch of Wildland Fire Management

The Branch of Wildland Fire Management is responsible for the development of policies and standards for wildfire response, firefighting safety and training as well as preventing wildland fires. The Branch also provides guidance to BIA Regional Directors regarding the use of prescribed fire and fuels management to achieve integrated wildland fire management objectives based on management plans approved by the Indian land owner.

Branch staff is located at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho; and interagency fire coordination centers in Missoula, Montana and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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