Learn about Wildland Fire

"By forces seemingly antagonistic and destructive Nature accomplishes her beneficent designs, now a flood of fire, again in the fullness of time an outburst of organic life... " — John Muir

The National Park Service manages wildland fire to protect the public; park communities and infrastructure; conserve natural and cultural resources; and maintain and restore natural ecosystem processes.

Looking for current fire information from the parks? Visit our Wildland Fire News page for resources.

slash fire on a sunny day with snowy mountains

Plans & Policy

Policies, regulations, and guidelines affecting wildland fire in the national parks.

historic photo from the 1930s of Glacier Looking Glass lookout

Historic Photo Comparisons

Explore photos that reveal parks transformation over nearly 80 years!

Last updated: April 17, 2018