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Building fire management capacity in Zambia

Last week trainers from the Flathead National Forest and Missoula Smokejumper Base held a fourth and final Fire Management Training for Zambian partners.

This project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and coordinated by International Programs. Since October 2015, the Forest Service has trained over 100 individuals in basic fire management using a training-of-trainers approach, with the final training led by Zambian trainers from the Forestry Department and Department of National Parks and Wildlife. The improved capacity in fire management aims to decrease annual forest loss from fires in Zambia, preserving forest resources as well as the communities and wildlife that depend on them.