U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 373
Helping Australia recover from wildfires
U.S. Incident Management Team (IMT) Members and U.S. Hotshot Firefighting Crew Assisting Australian IMT and Firefighters on Victoria Bushfires
Ron Woychak, planning section chief of BLM's Southern California Desert District, is working in planning and has been developing a Fire Suppression Rehabilitation Plan that includes both short-term and long-term options. Ron has also been helping with the inventory (data collection) and implementation of fire suppression rehabilitation efforts. He also helped coordinate and facilitate the arrival of Erv Gasser’s US Interagency BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) team to the Kilmore East-Murrindindi Complex North fire.
Ron reports that one of the challenges he has experienced is coordinating with the many local agency partners and jurisdictions involved in land management such as the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Country Fire Authority (CFA), and Department of Primary Industries (DPI) as well as land owners and local municipalities.
- S. Razo, 3/4/09
|Last updated: 03-12-2009|