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Branch of Wildland Fire

The Pacific Region’s Branch of Forestry and Wildland Fire Management is responsible for providing coordination, management, planning, oversight and monitoring for all activities related to development and protection of Indian trust natural resources on over 500 thousand acres of Indian trust lands in California. The Region is made up of four agency offices: Northern California, Central California, Southern California and Palm Springs. The Region has 17 forestry/fire staff members to provide services to the 104 federally recognized tribes in California. Staff are managed under the Regional Fire Management Officer and located throughout different agency offices.

 

Located at the Region Office:

Regional Fire Management Officer - Nate Gogna

email: nathan.gogna@bia.gov

phone: 916-978-6177

 

Administrative Officer, Natural Resources - Julie White

email: anjulie.white@bia.gov

phone: 916-978-6146

 

Regional Fire Operations Specialist - Matt Flying

email: matthew.flying@bia.gov 

phone: 916-978-6016

 

Regional Aviation Specialist - George Violante

email: george.violante@bia.gov

phone: 916-978-6030

 

Located Remotely:

Regional Fuels Specialist - Greg Perry (remote located in Redding)

email: greg.perry@bia.gov

phone: 530-223-7969

 

Fuels Module Leader - Arnold DeGarmo (remote located in Cedarville)

email: arnold.degarmo@bia.gov

phone: 530-279-2809

 

Natural Resources Specialist, Fuels & GIS - John Mosley

email: john.mosley@bia.gov

phone: 916-978-6053

 

Located in Southern California Agency:

Wildland Fire Operations Specialist - Ray Ruiz Sr. (Acting FMO for SCA)

email: raymond.ruiz@bia.gov

phone: 951-276-6624 ext. 253

 

Agency Fuels Specialist - Chris Moore

email: christopher.moore@bia.gov 

phone: 951-276-6624 ext. 259

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