Fire Management

Several individuals wearing yellow shirts and hard hats stand in the forest listening to one of them

A briefing to fire fighters in the forest

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) manages wildland fire to protect human life and property. The Six Rivers National Forest Fire Management program manages wildland fires though a variety of methods including; prevention, suppression, managing for resource benefits, prescribed fire, and hazardous fuel reduction.

Fires do not stop at agency boundaries, nor do the agencies fighting them. The forest cooperates with other federal, state, and local partners in fire management activities. These relationships foster a safer and more efficient firefighting organization for the public and help us to communicate consistent fire prevention messages to adjacent landowners and the visiting public on National Forest System lands.


Being Ready—Wildfire Preparedness

It takes the combination of both Defensible space and the hardening of your home to really give your house the best chance of surviving a wildfire.

One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire

Whether it's ensuring a campfire or landscape debris burn of leaves and branches is completely extinguished, or keeping a vehicle well maintained to prevent sparks, following just a few simple steps can help prevent wildfires.


National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

NIFC is located in Boise, Idaho, and is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting.

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

A strategic push to work collaboratively among all stakeholders and across all landscapes.