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The National Park Service manages wildland fire to protect the public; park communities and infrastructure; conserve natural and cultural resources; and maintain and restore natural ecosystems and processes. The risks and expenses associated with planning and implementing fire management activities require exceptional skill and attention to detail. - National Park Service Director‘s Orders #18 Wildland Fire Management
The Alaska National Park Service Fire Management Program is comprised of regional staff and two area programs. Positions include leadership, regional specialists, forestry technicians, helicopter managers, assistants and support personnel.
Western Area Fire ManagementWestern Area Fire Management, based in Denali National Park and Preserve, oversees fire management responsibilities in:
Denali National Park and Preserve,
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve,
Cape Krusenstern National Monument,
Kobuk Valley National Park,
Noatak National Preserve,
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Eastern Area Fire ManagementEastern Area Fire Management has offices in Fairbanks and is responsible for fire activities in:
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve,
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve,
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The regional office oversees fire management in other Alaska park units not listed above. Although duties are delineated between the region and area programs, the entire program works as a team. Area programs support the region and region supports the area programs. Alaska NPS Fire Management Program Fact Sheet: 2013
Meet the Alaska Regional Fire Management Officer.