Fire management plans

Fire management plans determine where and under what conditions a fire may be allowed to burn.

Fire Management Planning

Fire Management Plans are required for all parks with burnable vegetation. The fire management plan is a document that lays out how fire management strategies and tactics will protect values-at-risk and provide the necessary tools to meet resource and park management goals and objectives. The plan is based on professional fire management expertise, and specific knowledge of park resources, visitor use patterns, local weather patterns, and fire history, science and ecology.

Fire management plans also summarize elements of law, policy, and requirements from other park planning efforts. The park’s fire management plan is guided by the park’s existing planning documents, such as the General Management Plan and Resource Stewardship Strategy.