Fire Policy & Planning

Kennecott National Historic Landmark north of McCarthy in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
In Alaska, .1 percent of parklands fall within the critical management option which gives the highest priority to suppression action on wildland fires that threaten human life, inhabited property, designated physical developments, and to structural resources designated as Natural Historic Landmarks. Fires that occur in or immediately threaten areas with this designation receive the highest priority for protection from wildland fires.

NPS photo/Y. Matsui

Learn and Explore

The Alaska National Park Service Wildland Fire Management Program is anchored in planning and policy. Fire Management Plans are available for Alaska National Park Units below by contacting the Alaska Region Fire Communication and Education Specialist:

Denali National Park and Preserve
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Western Arctic Park Lands
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Management Plan
NPS Fire & Aviation Management, Planning and Policy

Last updated: December 20, 2018