The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on the Environmental Analysis for an Alaska Department of Fish and Game proposal to burn about 53,000 acres of wildlands in the Alphabet Hills near the West Fork, Gulkana and Susitna Rivers to improve wildlife habitat.
Starting as early as May 3, the BLM AFS, in cooperation with U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), will implement prescribed fires on Fort Wainwright and the Yukon Training Area (YTA) to reduce the likelihood of a large wildfires occurring on military training lands this summer. The areas identified for the prescribed burns in the Small Arms Complex on Fort Wainwright are immediately southeast of Fairbanks on the south side of the Richardson Highway. The areas scheduled for burning in the YTA are five miles north and two to 20 miles east of Eielson Air Force Base. The prescribed burning may continue through May 31, as weather conditions allow.
Weather permitting, the Alaska Division of Forestry will be partnering with the Department of Fish and Game to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge starting as early as Monday, May 3. The burns will be ignited… Read More ›
UPDATE, 4:40 p.m. The Moose Creek Fire in Glennallen is now 70% contained and firefighters expect to reach full containment in the next hour. Resources from the GlennRich Fire Rescue have been release from the scene and the helicopter will… Read More ›
An escaped lawn burn destroyed a storage shed in Homer on Sunday and there were three more grass fires reported in the Mat-Su Valley over the weekend, evidence that wildland fire season has officially arrived in Southcentral Alaska. With the… Read More ›
The recent, rapid snow melt has ushered in the grass fire season in the Mat-Su Valley. Property owners need to get a Division of Forestry burn permit and follow the safe burning guidelines listed on it if they are burning… Read More ›
Personnel could start ignitions as early as Thursday The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) and U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK) will soon implement multiple prescribed fires on military training lands in Interior Alaska. Burning could begin as… Read More ›
The Alaska Department of Law (DOL) and Alaska Division of Forestry (DOF) are happy to announce that Chief Assistant Attorney General Anne Nelson has been awarded a 2021 national bronze Smokey Bear Award for her work in updating Alaska’s wildland… Read More ›
Don’t let Mother Nature fool you with all that snow still on the ground, Alaska’s wildland fire season officially starts on Thursday, April 1. While much of Alaska is still buried under a thick blanket of snow, state law requires… Read More ›