Forest & Land Managers

Land management and wildfire are closely related. Ranching, farming, timber and logging operations, species management, and development can impact wildfire risk. As a public or private land manager, you can help create Fire Adapted Communities.

  • Do a risk assessment, fire management plan, or forest action plan to address wildfire risk on the land you manage, and share that information with local suppression authorities and in the local Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)
  • Talk to other land managers in the community to gain mutual understanding of land uses and management goals and strategies
  • Know the economic factors of your community’s land uses, and how wildfire damages will affect the market
  • Understand local and state protocols for prescribed fire
  • Inform fire departments about when fires can be left to burn for the natural cycle 
  • Understand existing comprehensive planning, zoning ordinances, urban/suburban park, and recreation land planning and urban forest initiatives
  • Determine expectations of out-of-state land managers and their understanding of local risks and resources
Forest Land Managers