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Fire Program at Blackwater
Fire management is one of the tools refuge managers use to ensure that abundant and healthy vegetation exist for wildlife. In fact, fire has been used to manage Blackwater's wetlands for over 60 years. Among the goals of the Blackwater NWR Fire Program are:
Take a moment to learn more about the Blackwater NWR Fire Program by following the links on the left and discover for yourself the role that prescribed burns have played in keeping the Blackwater ecosystem healthy and productive.
Seasonal Job Opportunities with the Blackwater NWR Fire Program
A seasonal fire crew of up to four firefighters is hired annually during our fire season, which typically runs November thru April. Positions are a mix of GS-3, 4 and 5 ratings. Housing is provided on the Refuge. Crew members will participate on many prescribed burns both on and off the Refuge. Application information can be found at www.fws.gov/fire/employment or www.usajobs.opm.gov. Thank you for your interest in the Blackwater NWR Fire Program.
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