• Steam rises off of the colorful Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces


    National Park ID,MT,WY

Wildland Fire Program


The Wildland Fire Program has two goals:

  1. To suppress wildfires that are human-caused or that threaten people, property or resource values.
  2. To ensure that naturally ignited wildland fires may burn freely as an ecosystem process.
Achievement of these goals involves maintaining fire readiness, reducing hazardous fuel loads, monitoring natural ignitions, and researching the effects of fire on Yellowstone's ecosystems.

To accomplish these tasks the Wildland Fire Program has several crews: Helitack, Fire Monitors, and Fire Effects. In these web pages you will find information on the various parts of our program. Additionally we offer a current wildland information on Fire Ecology.

Additional Resources

Fire: Basic and InDepth Information
Fire Activity in the Park: Information about the names, locations, and status of fires during the current fire season

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