CEMML provides fire management services, including research, data analysis, strategic planning, and the implementation of on-the-ground methodologies.
Wildland Fire Services
Wildland Fire Management Planning & Execution
- Integrated Wildland Fire Management Plans and planning for prescribed fire and fuels management implementation that accounts for military training requirements and meets environmental objectives, policy, and regulatory requirements.
- Implementation of prescribed fire and wildfire mitigation projects aimed at managing ecosystems, reducing wildland fire threats, and supporting military missions.
- Collection and analysis of data on wildland fire occurrence and impacts.
- Post-fire restoration initiatives, including revegetation and invasive species management.
DoD National & Installation-level Risk Assessments
- High-resolution spatial wildfire risk assessments considering ignition potential, fire spread and severity, and values at risk.
- Assessments of the effects on wildfire risk of changes in land use, such as changes to prescribed fire frequency or extent, new firing ranges, or changes to firing range utilization.
- Projection of climate change impacts on installation wildfire exposure.
An Environmental Assessment for Non-native and Noxious Plant Species Management, developed by former CEMML biologist Maia Lipschutz, has paved the way for several environmental projects on Beale Air Force base to finally be realized.
CEMML personnel, as part of Fort McCoy’s prescribed burn team, joined with the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment of Madison to complete prescribed-burns and conduct fire-suppression training on the installation’s South Post. Scott Sturkol of Fort McCoy’s
In June of 2019, lightning ignited a wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, Alaska, threatening homes and infrastructure. A small group of CEMML wildland firefighter based at nearby Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson joined the response. With their specialized expertise, the
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