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Pic - Three Indian Country Foresters Complete Last Module of the 2016 National Advanced Silviculture ProgramJune 28Branch of Forest Resource PlanningThe fourth module of Class 9 of the National Advanced Silviculture Program (NSFP) finished in April at the University of Tennessee.

Congratulations to Taurus Diaz, Southwest Regional Office; Richie Gardner, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; and Remington Daniels, Colville Tribes for successfully completing all four modules of this intensive advanced silviculture program! Full Article

Craig Martin_GPR_FOS_2016June 27 Great Plains Region Great Plains region is pleased to announce Craig Martin as the new Regional Fire Operations Specialist.  Read more about him here.
MescaleroHelitackCrew2016June 6MescaleroMescalero Apache Helitack - Not Just Another Interagency Crew - When one hears “interagency”, do they think many agencies, one mission? The Bureau of Indian Affairs Mescalero Apache Helitack Crew does. Full Story

 Nixon Rock Treatment Success Story pic 1   Nixon Rock Treatment Success Story pic 2

 May 4 SpokaneNixon Rock Treatment and Its Effects on the 2015 Carpenter Road Fire - During the Carpenter Road Fire, the Nixon Rock fuels treatment was designed to enhance opportunities to use the Sand Creek Road and another rural road as a holding point. It was also used to minimize damages to timber and wildlife habitat. Due to the strategic placement of this treatment, over eight million board feet of timber valued at over $2.1 million was preserved. Full Story 
WUI Roads Treatment Spokane success story pic 1    WUI Roads Treatment Spokane success story pic 2May 3SpokaneWildland Urban Interface Roads Treatment - The Carpenter Road Fire started August 14 on a hot, dry, windy day when firefighting resources were critically low. The fire was contained September 18 after 36 days. It burned 21,000 acres of the Spokane Reservation and an estimated 56 million board feet of commercial timber, valued at over $14 million.  Thanks to the Wildland Urban Interface Roads Treatment though, resident in the Carpenter Road area were safely evacuated. Full Story
2016 Wildland Fire First Aid Project pic 1  March 20 Safety

2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs First Aid Project - The Standing Rock Agency Fire Management Program hosted a Bureau of Indian Affairs Wilderness First Responder course February 29 through February 4th, 2016, at the Grand River Casino in Mobridge, South Dakota. Twenty students attended the training, representing Tribes and Agencies from throughout the Northern Plains and Great Lakes area. This Wilderness First Responder Training provides Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal employees the instruction to perform skills, procedures, and administer medication for injury or sudden illness in remote locations. Full Story

Colville Reservaation North Nespelem Treatment_ 2016 pic 1Feb 30ColvilleNorth Nespelem Fuels Treatment - The North Star Fire started on the Colville Reservation August 13, 2015. Prolonged hot weather, dry conditions and sustained winds created perfect conditions for large fire growth. Fortunately, the North Nespelem Fuels Treatment project was in place, which played a key role in protecting the community of Nespelem, Washington.Full Story

 MVH CS&KT Success Story - pic

January 15Mission Valley Helitack

Standardizing the Bureau of Indian Affairs Aviating Program - In 2015, the capabilities of Indian Country’s Aviation Program went airborne thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affair’s national commitment to invest in high performance aircraft and well-trained firefighters dedicated to protecting Indian Country’s trust assets. High performance aircraft, training, experience and education, combined with strategic leadership is helping the Mission Valley Helitack and other BIA wildland fire management programs reach new heights. Full Story