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Working in Wildland Fire

Inspired by Nature while Growing up in L.A.

For Alberto Ortega, being a Fire Prevention Captain is a dream come true. His biggest impact is making contact with the public in amazing places, and inspiring others to love their public lands.


It's Not Just Fire

Generations of ranching led Francesca Chavez to consider a career in wildland firefighting with the Forest Service. Her deep interest in conservation and fire ecology have allowed her to connect to a different side of fire, such as fire behavior and weather prediction.


Hot Shot Shares Story of Toughness and Resilience

CC Ma is a medical student applying for residency and credits her unique experience as a crew member of the Sawtooth National Forest Hot Shots for teaching her toughness and resiliency.

Real Experience and Knowledge in Fire Management

When wildfires occur, Beth Lund and her team take care of firefighters. Beth is part of an incident management team that specializes in bringing calm to a chaotic situation. 


Managing Family and Work

Christina Douglas had a dream of becoming a fire fighter. Her dream came true and now she is a wildland firefighter managing her family and work.



Taking Flight in the Forest Service

As a lead and one of the few Forest Service female pilots, Mary Verry explains how everyone in aviation is in support of something bigger than themselves. She shares on advice on becoming part of a dynamic profession.

Hotshot Shares Story of Toughness and Resilience

CC Ma is a medical student applying for residency and credits her unique experience as a crew member of the Sawtooth National Forest Hot Shots for teaching her toughness and resiliency. 


Fighting Wildland Fire for the Next Generation

Born and raised in southern Mississippi, Johnny Walker never thought he’d be fighting fire, hiking mountains and helping with people.


The Heart of a Firefighter

This video portrays the brave wildland firefighters of all federal, state and local agencies serving to protect millions of acres of our forests, our communities, and our natural resources.

A New Front Line

This video highlights the parallels between the military and firefighting for veterans to consider a career in wildland fire. The video features a diverse cadre of veterans sharing their experiencing transitioning from life in the military to fighting wildfires.



Wildland Fire Rehabilitation and Restoration

Restoring Our Forests: Managing the Recovery

With record drought and tree mortality impacting California, scientists and land managers are looking at adaptive strategies to manage National Forest System lands.

Eagle Creek Fire, Erosion and the Resilient Landscape

Forest Service Hydrologist Diane Hopster discusses post fire erosion and the resilient landscape within the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

Making Multnomah Falls Safe After Eagle Creek Fire

USDA Forest Service Engineering Geologist Ryan Cole at Multnomah Falls Lodge , Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon discussing post fire work at Multnomah Falls Lodge to make it safe for visitors.


Post 2017 Wildfire Future for the Umpqua National Forest

Umpqua Forest Supervisor Alice Carlton explaining the post-fire actions taking place on the Umpqua National Forest after wildfires burn 60,000 acres of the nearly million-acre forest.

Pioneer Fire Reforestation on the Boise National Forest

Reforestation efforts, species considerations, and future operations after the Pioneer Fire on the Boise National Forest, Idaho.

Growth after the Briggs Fire

The Briggs Fire had a mixed burn pattern of high, medium, and low severity of fire that burned in the area, which is allowing for different age classes of plants and trees to grow across the landscape.

Resilient Landscapes


Fuels Treatments Aid in the Management of the Brian Head Fire

Forest and District personnel discuss the role several fuels treatments played in the management of the Brianhead Fire on the Cedar City Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest.

Understanding Forest Ecology: Fire, Water, and Bark Beetles

An estimated 129 million trees have died in California’s national forests since 2010. It’s important to look at how the ecosystem works, and how it's tied together, to help to understand why. Researchers discuss two things that help to influence forests: fire and water. 

Mill City Prescribed Fire Project

Uinta-Wastch-Cache National Forest implemented the 900 acre Mill City prescribed fire project in October 2017.


Tips & Suggestions for People Impacted by Wildfire Smoke   (Spanish version)