Sand dunes dominate the landscape in the North Algodones Dunes Wilderness Area.
Timber Crater wilderness study area Cow grazing near a stand of  Juniper trees Pit River Campground Cold Springs prescribed burn Fitzhugh Creek
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Alturas Field Office

West Valley Fire Engine Crews 2010

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   2012 Fire Crew Photo coming soon:   

Engine CaptainJason Hays       
Engine OperatorGlenn Christensen
Fire FighterZeke Bonham
Fire Fighter 
Fire Fighter 


Fire Fighters working to contain a hot wildfire

BLM Fire fighters working on containing a wildfire

CREW 3235


         2012 Fire Crew Photo coming soon:

Engine CaptainTravis Wright     
Engine OperatorJason Kammann
Fire Fighter 
Fire Fighter 
Fire Fighter 


Close-up shot of a juniper tree burning on fire.

Airplane dropping fire retardant on a wildfire.

The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management is responsible for managing resources
on approximately 500,000 acres of public lands on the Alturas Resource Area. The Fire Management
program is responsible for providing fire suppression as well as other fire management activities. 

                                           MISSION STATEMENT

Fire is recognized as a natural and required component of the ecosystems managed by the Alturas
Field Office.  Fire is also recognized as a method to sustain health and biological diversity within our
ecosystems.  The mission of the fire management program within the Alturas Resource Area is the
integration of fire management principles and expertise into the interdisciplinary process of
ecosystem dynamics, resource planning, management and resource protection.  Our mission
involves maintaining a fire management program comprised of diverse, professionally competent,
technically advanced, well trained and highly equipped wildland fire organization.  This organization
is dedicated and prepared to educate the public and other agencies, promoting the acceptance of
fire as a neccessary and desirable ecosystem process and to respect and prepare for fires' dangerous
aspects.  Additionally, our fire management organization is dedicated and prepared to respond
aggressively to unwanted and unplanned wildland fires, and to protect life, property and resources
from degradation.

Bureau of Land Management
Alturas Field Office
708 W. 12th St.
Alturas, CA 96101
Phone: (530) 233-4666
Fax: (530) 233-5696
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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