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 (such as structures, viewsheds, archeological sites, etc.) and provide the necessary tools to meet resource and park management goals and objectives. The plan is based on professional fire management expertise, specific knowledge of park resources, visitor use patterns, local weather patterns, 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.
The NPS fire management plan framework can be found on the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Interagency Fire Planning Committee Resources page.