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Fish and Wildlife Concerns
Vicki Herren, Wildlife Biologist, BLM NMSO, 505.438.7516
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will:
4. Understand the role of the WFRA in protection of fish and wildlife in fire planning and incident management.
NEPA – At multiple levels
ESA – Biological opinions, informal consultations and emergency consultations
FLPMA for BLM. For NPS? For USFS? For tribal lands?
Rest policy from ESR and/or land use plan
Policies and Guidelines for Fish and Wildlife Management in National Forest and BLM Wilderness (IM WO 2007-25, 2/5/07)
Potential effects caused by fire, fire use or prescribed fire to fish and wildlife
Habitat modification – food, water, shelter
Crowding into unburned areas
Reduction in the number of individuals
Changes to the fish and wildlife communities
Potential effects of fire and fire management activities on fish and wildlife
Information, strategies and guidelines for protection of fish and wildlife for use in fire planning, incident management, and suppression activities
Map of the administrative unit
Land use plan for resource management objectives
Provide input for WFSA, WFIP, incident management and IAP, rehab, etc.
RMRS-GTR-42, Vol 1 Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Fauna