Wildland Fire Management

Nevada Fire Board Oversight

The Nevada Fire Board of Directors (NFBOD) is established to provide oversight and direction for all fire management activities with the member agencies’ protection areas, working collaboratively to develop policies for safe and effective fire response in the State of Nevada. 

 
 

Purpose

NFBOD members seek to be creative in their thinking and utilize innovative techniques to resolve concerns. Members are charged with the following:

  • Provide leadership and coordinated direction to wildland fire management programs in Nevada.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the development of consistent implementation of policy and guidance.
  • Foster cooperation, avoid wasteful duplication, and facilitate maximum efficiency in wildland fire management programs through coordinated planning and utilization of closest forces and shared resources concept.
  • Establish and maintain an interagency approach to wildland fire programs through:  development of a full interagency association; and facilitation of a high degree of professionalism, trust and mutual assistance among wildland fire management agencies.
  • Identify issues, establish priorities, develop alternatives and recommend a unified course of action to respective agency administrators. 
 
 

Membership

The NFBOD is composed of the following or their formally designated:

  • Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe, Forest Supervisor
  • Forest Service – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Forest Supervisor
  • National Park Service – Pacific West Region, Regional Director
  • Bureau of Land Management – Nevada State Office, State Director
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs – Western Regional Office, Regional Director
  • Fish and Wildlife Service – Pacific Southwest Region Office, Regional Director
  • Nevada Division of Forestry, State Forester Firewarden
  • Nevada Local Fire Service Organization Representative

Highlighted Projects

Northern Region
Ruby Lake Estates Project
In partnership with the United States Forest Service, Conservation Crews from Wells and Carlin began work on the Ruby Lake Estates project in October of 2020. Located on the Southeast side of the Ruby Mountains...
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Southern Region
Pinyon-Juniper Encroachment Project
This project improved sagebrush habitat and riparian health on approximately 300 acres by reducing the impact of encroaching conifers on sagebrush ecosystems...
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Statewide
NV Energy-SB 508 Initiative
This initiative will fund wildfire fuel reduction, wildfire suppression resources, and restoration/rehabilitation treatments across Nevada within or adjacent to NV Energy Service Areas...
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