Fire Management

Wildland Fire Fighter at Work

Wildland Fire Fighter at Work

The Inyo National Forest and BLM-Bishop Field Office have an Interagency Fire Organization stretching from the southern Sierra near Ridgecrest to Topaz Lake on the Nevada border and from the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the White Mountains of California and Nevada.

Covering over 2 million acres, we work together to manage the wildfires in this area, keep the public safe and natural resources protected. Using a combination of tools, including fire suppression, fire prevention and fuels management, we can enhance the protection of forest resources, homes and adjacent wildlands.

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Our Fire Management Organization

The Interagency Fire Management Organization maintains 8 fire stations with 9 engines, 7 fire prevention patrol units, 2 water tenders, a 10-person hand crew, a 20-person hotshot crew, air tanker reload base and a helitack base.  All of our resources are considered "National Resources" and could be sent to a fire or other emergency anywhere in the United States or around the world. 

Fires, Emergencies, Alerts and Restrictions

Fires Managed for Resource Benefit

Fire Danger Ratings

Inyo National Forest moves in and out Fire Restrictions (i.e. burning and campfire restrictions) as the seasons change and the danger of wildfire increases or decreases.


The Inyo National Forest participates in the agency-wide hiring process to hire seasonal and permanent wildland firefighters.

Fire Information Links