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Wilderness fire resource advisor training

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Wilderness fire resource advisor training

WILDERNESS FIRE RESOURCE ADVISOR TRAINING

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Fish and Wildlife Concerns

Vicki Herren, Wildlife Biologist, BLM NMSO, 505.438.7516

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this lesson, participants will:

  • Understand the basics of law and policy for protection of fish and wildlife resources in wilderness.

  • Understand the basic effects of fire and fire management activities on fish and wildlife.

  • Have examples of strategies and guidelines for protection of fish and wildlife for use in fire planning, incident management, and suppression activities.

4. Understand the role of the WFRA in protection of fish and wildlife in fire planning and incident management.


Wilderness fire resource advisor training

Law and policy related to fire management and fish and wildlife

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)

What else?


Wilderness fire resource advisor training

Potential effects from fire suppression activities to fish and wildlife

Weeds

Chemicals

Excess water/de-watering

What else?

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

What else?

Potential effects of fire and fire management activities on fish and wildlife


Wilderness fire resource advisor training

Information, strategies and guidelines for protection of fish and wildlife for use in fire planning, incident management, and suppression activities

  • Fire Management Plan for fish and wildlife concerns in Fire Management Units:

  • important watersheds/habitats such as big game winter range, raptor nests, fish habitats …

  • invasive species locations,

  • special status species habitats,

  • Designated Critical Habitats

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

What else?


Pre planning and off season preparation for the wra role for fish and wildlife concerns

Pre-planning and off-season preparation for the WRA role for fish and wildlife concerns.

  • Information to gather

  • Land management plan – review the NEPA impacts analysis

  • Fire management plan – review for updated policy, guidance or information

  • Biological Opinions - Review the terms and conditions

  • Maps of fish and wildlife habitats

  • Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on FaunaRMRS-GTR-42, Vol 1

  • What else?

  • Contacts needed

  • Agency Administrator

  • Wildlife biologist

  • Fish biologist

  • Hydrologist

  • Botanist

  • Who else?


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