Ely District Fire Management Plan and Ely District Managed Natural and Prescribed Fire Plan
The Ely District Fire Management Plan guides all Ely District fire management decisions. The Ely Managed Natural and Prescribed Fire Plan is part of the Ely District Fire Management Plan. The Ely District Managed Natural and Prescribed Fire Plan reduces the threat of catastrophic fire and increases public and firefighter safety. The plan also increases the diversity of native vegetation, which improves habitat for native wildlife. The plan identifies areas where fire should be fully suppressed to protect valuable natural resources, as well as areas where fire would benefit the habitat. Firefighters responding to a wildland fire gather site-specific information that is used to determine if the fire will be suppressed or allowed to burn under established criteria.