Articles and Publications
The NPS wildland fire management program strives to implement its programs using the best information and knowledge. Knowledge is acquired and passed along not only through rigorous scientific studies but also through sharing first hand experiences and success stories among fire professionals.
The information and links to the right will lead to resources that describe various aspects of the NPS fire management program.
Publications that may be printed on demand:
2013 revision to National Park Service brochure highlighting various aspects of wildland fire in national parks, including ecology, tools, and history. Full-size version for printing on plotter: 16.5625 inches x 23.4375 inches. (3.07 mb)
2013 revision to National Park Service brochure highlighting various aspects of wildland fire in national parks, including ecology, tools, and history. Letter-sized version – please be aware some text may be difficult to read – 8.5 inches x 11 inches. (2.49 mb)
Background and history on the three branches of Fire and Aviation Management: Wildland Fire, Structural Fire, and Aviation. Provides a good overview of the programs.
Learning from and about fire—efforts to study fire effects and continuously improve fire management.
How will a wildfire impact your park visit? Q&A's to answer the common questions park visitors have when there's a plume of smoke looming above the treetops.
Found in every part of the country, what can be done? Informational material that discusses how the wildland urban interface (WUI) came about and what can be done about it near national parks and other public lands.
Looking for a job and/or a career which combines love of the land, science and technology skills, leadership and people skills? Then you may be the right person for a job or career in Fire Management in the National Park Service.
Articles from Park Websites
Many parks have specific sites established to provide in-depth information on their fire management programs
The main NPS data repository also contains a wealth of searchable information, plans and scholarly documents related to wildland fire.
Joint Fire Science Program publishes the Fire Science Digest several times a year. It contains current research related to fire science.
International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) offers a wide range of articles related to wildland fire.
Fire Management Today is a USDA Forest Service publication for new techniques, technologies, and ideas. It provides a forum open to anyone with anything useful to share with other wildland fire professionals.