National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wildland Fire Management Plan (August 2022-August 2025): February-August 2022

Carol Rice, Nicholas Bartlett, Nicholas Bartlett (NREL Technical Monitor)

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report

    Abstract

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is located in a moderate wildfire risk region. The region has a history of damaging wildland fire activity and is also susceptible to changing environmental conditions (drought, elevated temperatures) that may lead to an increase in wildfire frequency and consequence over time. An integrated, site-wide wildland fire management plan is required by the Department of Energy and is to be consistent with the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy. The NREL Wildland Fire Management Plan (WFMP) provides an integrated approach to reducing risk to wildland fire at NREL. The goals of the WFMP are to protect human health and safety, protect NREL facilities and research, enhance community protection, diminish risk and consequences of wildland fires, and maintain the health of the ecosystem. The WFMP accomplishes these goals through the use of tools such as fire behavior modeling, fire growth modeling, a structure ignition risk assessment, and through the application of robust fire prevention, emergency management, and environmental programs. The NREL WFMP was developed in a collaborative manner with input from regional stakeholders including cities, counties, local fire departments, and other governmental agencies. The WFMP provides for recommendations to reduce overall wildland fire risk to life safety and property at NREL.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages156
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2022

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Wildland Resource Management, Reno, Nevada

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SR-1900-83565

    Keywords

    • fire
    • vegetation
    • wildland

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