Fire Updates

Wildfire Tundra

July 22nd, 2020 Weekly Fire Update: all previous fires are out, with the exception of the Kgun Lake fire, which is being monitored.

Map of current fires in Alaska 

Current Air Quality Advisories in Alaska

Planning for Fire
Because wildfires are a common occurrence in Alaska we plan for fire. On many refuges in Alaska, it's not a question of if there will be fire, but when. By planning, we are able to reduce the risks to life and property and use fire to maintain the health of ecosystems.  

All fire management actions on Alaska refuges are based on Fire management Plans. These plans are aligned with the objectives of the Comprehensive Conservation Plans that guide management of each refuge and with the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Management Plan. Fire Management Plans provide direction to prepare for and respond to fires; for fire prevention and education efforts, for fire effects monitoring and research, and for hazardous fuels reduction. 

Each refuge in Alaska maintains its own Fire Management Plan. Questions and comments about a refuge's plan should be directed to the refuge manager.