Great Lakes Fire Management Zone

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The 2022 Great Lakes Fire Management Zone staff.

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The Great Lakes Fire Management Zone is comprised of 13 National Park Service sites located in the Midwest region. The zone represents many different areas and ecosystems, all of which require different methods and plans for safely managing fires within the parks. Managed out of Indiana Dunes National Park, the Great Lakes Fire Management team is responsible for fire operations, safety, and education throughout the zone.

On this page you will find information about the Great Lakes Fire Management Zone, the types of fires that the team manages, resources about fire safety, and more.

Parks that make up the Great Lakes zone are:
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, St Croix National Scenic Riverway, George Rogers Clark National Historic Park, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site, Pullman National Monument, River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, North Country National Scenic Trail, and the Mississippi National River Recreation Area.

Learn more about the Great Lakes Fire Management Zone by exploring the interactive story map.


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The Great Lakes Fire Mangement Zone offers additional resources about the types of wildland fires that the program manages, as well as resources on fire education, safety, and prevention.

Types of Wildland Fires
Types of Wildland Fires

Learn more about the different types of wildland fires that the Great Lakes Fire Management Zone team manages.

Fire Safety and Prevention
Fire Safety and Prevention

Find resources about fire safety and prevention.


Additional Resources

Learn about Fire Jobs and Training Opportunities

Director's Order #18: Wildland Fire Management. This director's order states the basic principles and strategic guidelines governing the management of wildland fire by the National Park Service. January 16, 2008

National Park Service Wildland Fire Strategic Plan for the years 2020-2024

Reference Manual 18 for implementing agency-wide fire management programs for the National Park Service. April 2019

Last updated: October 3, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


219 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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