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Release Date: 05/22/14
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News Release No. ELKO 2014-034

Northeastern Nevada Interagency Fire Management Local Liaison Spring Meeting

ELKO, Nev. – The Northeast Nevada Interagency Fire Management Program held their annual meeting with stakeholders on May 16, at the Elko BLM Office. Members of the ranching community, permittees, Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, Elko County, and Meghan Brown of Congressman’s Amodei’s office were in attendance.   
“The purpose of the meeting was to get everyone together and on the same page,” Mike Ford, Northeastern Nevada Fire Management Officer. “We identified liaisons and contacts, discussed the season outlook, lessons learned, expectations, training opportunities,  and answered questions from members and the public.”

During the round table discussion many positive comments were shared by members. “The thing (Northeastern Nevada Interagency Fire Management Organization) is clicking, really professional,” Sam Mori, rancher. “It’s nice to see everyone get together and gear up for fire season as one team,” added Ford.
The Northeast Nevada Interagency Fire Management Program has been in existence for 15 years and is a proven interagency local ranching liaison program that provides better understanding, communication and working relationships between the fire community, local ranchers, and permittees. The intent of these liaison positions are to provide local knowledge to out-of-area fire managers, enhance interaction within the community and educate about local issues, provide input to the Incident Action Plan by working with the Incident Commander and Resource Advisors, and to share information with their local affected community about strategy, tactics and firefighting policies.   

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 04-17-2015