Alaska Division of Forestry website: http://forestry.alaska.gov/
The Alaska Division of Forestry proudly serves Alaskans through forest management and wildland fire protection.
The Wildland Fire and Aviation Program provides safe, cost-effective and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect human life and values on State, private and municipal lands. The wildland fire program cooperates with other wildland fire agencies on a statewide, interagency basis.
Snowmachines can spark tundra wildfires during spring thaw
Snowmachiners and off-highway vehicle drivers are encouraged to use caution and spread awareness about the dry conditions in Southwest Alaska. Did you know that snowmobiles have unintentionally sparked spring wildfires in Alaska? The record setting 10,302 acre Kwethluk Fire in… Read More ›
Contractor completes mechanical work at Sunset Fuel Break over winter months
Hand crews to finish approximately 32.3 acres of treatment in sensitive riparian areas. Ideal winter conditions have allowed Division of Forestry & Fire Protection’s fuels reduction program in Alaska to remain very active. Removing fuels with machines, typically referred to… Read More ›
2023 Alaska wildfire outlook – dry again in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Fire managers utilize both national and local experts and data to predict trends, and remind public to help prevent human caused fires. Alaska Interagency Coordination Center’s early season wildfire outlook is now available. To summarize the complete report, normal fire… Read More ›
Refresher & basic firefighter training schedule – Forestry 2023
The Division of Forestry & Fire Protection is offering basic firefighter training and red card refresher courses across the state. Registration is currently open for most classes and important registration deadlines can be found on the Forestry’s website. Spring is quickly approaching, and we ask that you share this page with people you know who are interested in protecting Alaska and all of the people from around the world who love the “Great Land”.
Join the Team – How to apply for the 2023 wildfire season
“New job posting alert!” This is currently what DOF Facebook page followers see as there are a record number of Forestry job openings for the 2023 season and beyond. Every week, additional Forestry job positions are available for applicants living… Read More ›
Forestry hiring positions at all levels – crews, dispatchers, office assistants & more
It is recruiting season for Division of Forestry & Fire Protection (DOF) with a record number of positions open at all levels. Many positions will close in February. Here is the complete list: http://www.forestry.alaska.gov/training/recruitment. You can help our recruitment efforts… Read More ›
Alaska Community Forest Council to meet on Friday, October 28
(Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Community Forest Council (ACFC) is holding its fall meeting on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room 1236 at the Robert B. Atwood building in Anchorage. Members of the… Read More ›
Forestry wildfire mitigation programs still underway in Alaska’s Interior
The Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection (DOF) has been taking advantage of favorable conditions to continue burning piles of black spruce slash cut in recent years as part of wildfire mitigation programs for the community of Anderson and… Read More ›
Good progress burning slash piles in Goldstream Valley area
Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection (DOF) firefighters are making good progress burning piles of black spruce slash in fuel breaks in the area of Goldstream and Waterford roads. A crew of eight firefighters started last Thursday and, taking… Read More ›
Smokejumpers, helicopter deployed to protect cabins from Yukon Creek Fire north of Salcha River