Fire Management Plan 2018
The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to review and provide input in developing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a revised Wildland Fire Management Plan (FMP) for Olympic National Park.
The preliminary alternatives can be reviewed by clicking on the "Document List" link on the left of your screen. The park's purpose in taking action is to update the FMP in order to meet the most current NPS and federal policies. The need for taking action is to have a plan that provides park managers the most current direction and guidance to assist when making decisions related to wildland fire activities.
The NPS proposes two alternatives for examination in the EA. The no action alternative would maintain the current strategy as outlined in the 2005 FMP. Alternative B would provide updates to the FMP that would:
-Bring the FMP into conformance with current NPS wildland fire policy directives and standards
-Provide the park with the flexibility to manage fire in accordance with current federal wildland fire management policies and guidance adopted since the publication of the 2005 FMP.
-Improve overall management of planned and unplanned ignitions, and non-fire fuel treatments to reflect wildfire experiences of the past decade.
-Fully acknowledge wildfire as an ecological process within the park.
A series of public meetings are scheduled for mid-February and the public is invited to participate. To check on meeting locations, dates, and times please click on the "Meeting Notices" link to the left of your screen.