Presenter: Jeff Sparks

Commission Agenda Item No. 9
Briefing
State Parks Wildland Fire Management Program
March 26, 2009

I. Executive Summary: State Parks Wildland Fire Management Program Manager Jeff Sparks will discuss the State Parks Wildland Fire Management Plan and Operation, Procedures, and the State Parks Division national training and qualification standards.

II. Discussion: In May of 2005, the State Parks Division began adopting national training and qualification standards and began developing comprehensive State Parks Fire Management Plan and Operating Procedures. In January 2008, the State Parks Wildland Fire Management Plan and Operating Procedures were approved. The State Parks Division carried out 18 prescribed fires on 8 state parks in FY 2008, and assisted in wildfire suppression with other Wildland Firefighting agencies on more than 250,000 acres across the state. State park fire operations for Fiscal Year 2009, training objectives, and intra-agency partnerships will be discussed.


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