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Wildfire Mitigation Tools and Resources: I work for a Federally-Recognized Tribe

The following toolkits and resources provide information regarding wildfire mitigation for tribal nations.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a diverse range of resources regarding wildfire and wildfire mitigation on tribal lands.



The Fire Adapted Learning Network created a Fire Adapted Communities Self-Assessment Tool which helps communities assess their level of fire adpatation and track their capacity to live safely with fire over time.

National Interagency Fire Center offers a variety of wildfire resources ranging from wildfire communications to fire shelters.




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The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a strategic push to work collaboratively among all stakeholders and across all landscapes, using best science, to make meaningful progress towards the three goals: Resilient Landscapes, Fire Adapted Communities, and Safe and Effective Wildfire Response.









The Tribal Toolkit: Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Between Tribes and Counties for Emergency Management (California Tribal Epidemiology Center, California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc) broadly applies to Emergency Management in general, but due to the locations of the tribes and counties within the state of California, there are numerous references, guidelines, and resources pertaining to wildfire. This toolkit is unique in that it specifically addresses the cross-jurisdictional importance of emergency management between both tribal nations and counties within California and offers numerous case-studies and examples of wildfire.

The Tribal Wildfire Resource Guide is a collaboration between the ITC and Resource Innovations, a program within the University of Oregon's Institute for a Sustainable Environment. The guide is intended to provide an overview of federal forest / fire policies and authorities, federal fire-planning programs and grant resources to help tribes develop or strengthen their fire management programs. 









Last Updated: 
02/21/2020 - 16:16