The goal of both the BLM and the Alaska interagency fire management program is to protect the public, firefighters, and identified sites from wildland fire while providing an opportunity, through interagency cooperation and collaboration, for BLM to accomplish fire-related, land-use and resource management objectives in a cost-efficient manner, consistent with BLM and DOI policies.
The protection of human life is the single, overriding suppression priority.
BLM fire ecologists and other resource specialist support the ecological role of fire in remote areas. Resource management goals include continuing the use of fire to protect, maintain and enhance natural resources through the natural fire regime wherever possible.
Policies and procedures among Alaska land managing and suppression agencies were standardized during the 1980s. As a result, four wildland fire suppression management options (Critical, Full, Modified, Limited) are utilized. Each management option is defined by objectives, management constraints, and values to be protected.