Wildfire Matters

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is a leader in the nation’s wildland fire management. BLM Fire carries out a broad range of actions to protect the public, natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, recreational areas, and ...more

Latest Episodes


June 28, 2024 00:50:23
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Getting the “skinny” on helitack: a conversation with Brandon Williams and Taylor Clelland

While on a fire assignment, Twin Falls Helitack Supervisor Brandon “Skinny” Williams and Assistant Supervisor Taylor Clelland take a break to chat about what...



May 29, 2024 01:00:54
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Remote Automatic Weather Station operations: shooting the breeze with Robbie Swofford, Justin Dopp and Cindy Sherfick

Talking about the weather is common in everyday conversation, but talking about all the work that goes into collecting weather data is a bit...



April 24, 2024 00:47:41
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The National Fire Equipment Program: talking shop with John Fitchner and Justin Lammers

The award-winning National Fire Equipment Program (NFEP) located at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) incorporates firefighter innovation with industry expertise to provide the...



March 27, 2024 00:38:59
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Looking at landscape ecology as it relates to wildland fire and fuels management: a conversation with Michele Crist

Michele Crist, landscape ecologist for the Bureau of Land Management fire planning and fuels management program, studies landscape changes in the environment including research...



February 28, 2024 00:45:53
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Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation and the National Seed Warehouse System: a discussion with Jake Ferguson and Brandon Brown

Ever wonder what happens to a burned area after a wildfire? How about the seeds used for land restoration? Jake Ferguson, the BLM National...



January 31, 2024 00:52:21
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Learn about the Joint Fire Science Program with Coleen Haskell and Karen Dante-Wood

Coleen Haskell, Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Program Manager, and Karen Dante-Wood, JFSP Technology Transfer Specialist, introduce us to the program created by Congress...