Fuel Treatments in South Dakota Reduce Wildfire Risk

By: Morgan Rubanow, Public Affairs Specialist with BLM Oregon/Washington

In South Dakota, two veteran wildfire mitigation crews are protecting local communities through targeted fuels red

The BLM’s 1971 all-women wildland firefighting crew

The below story is part of a Women's History Month series, which tells the stories of some of the women who have helped shape the Bureau of Land Management's mission, vision and values for more

BLM Wildfire Management Series

Part 1: America's Fire Problem

Michael Campbell

BLM Partners with University of Oregon and University of Nevada Reno on Innovative Wildfire Detection Cameras

As fire seasons have become longer and more devastating, firefighters have looked to wide variety of technologies to assist with detection and response. The Alert Wildfire detection camera project began over a decade ago and was developed by BLM, University of Nevada Reno, and University of Oregon.
Kaitlyn Webb

Rural Fire Readiness Equipment Transfer to Oregon Communities

This week, Prineville District transferred a water tender to the Wheeler County Fire and Rescue Rangeland Fire Protection Association and a wildland fire engine to the Alfalfa Fire District to enhance their wildland firefighting capabilities. The equipment was transferred under BLM’s Rural Fire Readiness program, designed to provide equipment to local wildland firefighting partners at no cost.