Wildland Fire Use Protocol

This page last reviewed June 18, 2008

In the Spring of 2004, the Air Resources Board met with federal land management agencies, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the air districts in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains to develop a " Wildland Fire Use Coordination and Communication Protocol" (Protocol). Wildland Fire Use (WFU) fires are naturally ignited wildland fires that land management agencies manage for resource benefit. This Protocol provides an agreed upon framework through which the land management agencies and the air districts can minimize smoke and emission impacts of WFU fires.

Prototcol Documents

Reporting and Record Keeping Tools

Who Developed this Protocol?

The Protocol was developed through a series of meetings held in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. The primary participants include:

Air Districts

Land Management Agencies

San Joaquin Valley

National Park Service

Tuolumne County

Bureau of Land Management

Great Basin Unified

U.S. Forest Service

Mariposa County


Amador County

Other Agencies

Calaveras County

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Placer County

CA Air Resources Board

Sacramento County

CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection


Nevada Department of Environmental Quality

Additional Information and Websites:

For more information please contact Jeff Lancero at (916) 323-3859.