What We Do
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Southeast Region provides fire management oversight for the refuges in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee and Puerto Rico.
Many habitats in the Southeast Region have rare and protected resources including 322 federally listed species. Many of the federally listed species live in fire-dependent habitats.
The Region manages more than 4 million acres including 128 national wildlife refuges (NWRs), and 14 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 prescribed burning, wildfire suppression, burned area emergency response and rehabilitation, and outreach.
In Memory of Richard Simpson Bolt Jr.
Regional Fire Division Fiscal Year Reports: