Fuels, Fire Ecology & Smoke Management

The Pacific Southwest Region Fuels Management, Fire Ecology and Smoke Management Programs are dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing the ecosystems of the Pacific Southwest through the use of fire and mechanical treatments.

Summary of Fuel Treatment Effectiveness in the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group (HFQLG) Pilot Project Area » This report documents the effectiveness of fuel treatments that interacted with wildfires within the HFQLG Forest Recovery Act Pilot Project area. Other resource reports within the HFQLG Pilot Project area

Fuel Treatment Effects on Fire Behavior, Suppression Effectiveness, and Structure Ignition » Grass Valley Fire, San Bernardino National Forest.

Home Destruction Examination » Grass Valley Fire, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Interagency Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Procedures Reference Guide » This Guide supports the Interagency Strategy for the Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy. It provides unified direction and guidance for prescribed fire planning and implementation.

Fuel Treatment Effectiveness Assessments »

Success Stories » You may access project and success information for the Healthy Forests and National Fire Plan initiatives.

Fire Program Analysis System (FPA) » The purpose of the FPA is to provide managers with a common interagency process for fire management planning and budgeting to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative fire management strategies through time, to meet land management goals and objectives. FPA will reflect fire objectives and performance measures for the full scope of fire management activities.


Implementation Guides


Fire Effects

Smoke Management/Air Quality