Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Pacific Southwest Region Fire Management

What We Do

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pacific Southwest Region provides fire management oversight for many unique and challenging environments in California, Nevada and the Oregon Klamath Basin. In California alone there are nine different bioregions and 18 ecotypes which have the most complex and diverse vegetation communities and fire regimes in the continental US. Many habitats in the Region have rare and protected resources including 346 federally listed species.

The Region manages 470,773 acres in California and 2.3 million acres in Nevada including 46 national wildlife refuges (NWRs), and three national fish hatcheries. The primary objectives of the fire program are to protect and manage all burnable acres on Service lands while providing for firefighter and public safety first. To meet our agency mission many of our fire projects emphasize habitat protection and enhancement.

Our fire management activities include wildland fire suppression, burned area emergency response and rehabilitation, vegetation management (fuels reduction), community assistance, prescribed fire, fire prevention and outreach.

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How to Reach Us

Regional Fire Management Office
2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2606
Sacramento, CA 95825

Jessica Wade, R8 Fire Operations Specialist

Richard Hadley, R8 Fire Planner/BAER Coord

James Roberts, Field WUI Coordinator, R8 Fire Ecologist
619-468-9245 x228
San Diego NWRC/ SoCal Fire Zone
P.O. Box 746, Jamul, CA 91935

Miriam Morrill, Field WUI Coordinator/ R8 Fire
Outreach Coordinator
Sacramento NWRC/NorCal Fire Zone
752 County Road 99 W, Willows, CA 95988