U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Fire and Fuels Management
The Branch of Fire and Aviation is also responsible for managing the Montana/Dakotas’ aviation program. The aviation program supports all fixed wing and rotor-wing mission profiles that encompass both wildland fire and fuels management. The program also supports various resource programs including wild horses, range management, recreation, law enforcement, and oil and gas.
In some instances, other agencies provide wildland fire protection on BLM-administered public lands. This is done
The BLM’s professional fire management staff not only provides wildland firefighting for resource protection but also consists of an active fuels management and prescribed fire program. These programs use prescribed fire and mechanical methods as a resource management “tool” to protect our natural resources and communities, reduce the negative impacts of unplanned wildland fire, and improve the health of the land.
In addition, the Branch of Fire and Aviation is also very active in providing community assistance and protection services. The community assistance and protection program focuses on mitigation, prevention, education, and outreach. The mitigation/prevention experts address reduction of wildland fire threats and losses to communities and natural resources by taking actions before a fire starts.
Whether we are suppressing an unwanted wildland fire, implementing a prescribed fire to benefit the natural resources, conducting a fire training for a local volunteer fire department, or teaching fire safety to a class of first graders, we strive to fulfill our mission on a daily basis.
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BLM Montana State Office
BLM Southern Montana Fire Zone
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BLM Eastern Montana/Dakotas Fire Zone
Miles City, Montana
The Montana / Dakotas BLM Fire Program will promote a highly reliable and safety oriented culture in order to further the agency mission and serve the public interest through the application of sound fire management practices, personal and professional accountability, and mutual support.