Governor Mike Dunleavy declares May 9-15 as Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week in Alaska

  • Source: AK Fire Info
  • Published: 05/07/2021 12:00 AM

With the winter snowpack melting away, days growing longer and temperatures heating up, wildland fire season in Alaska has arrived. To help raise awareness, Governor Mike Dunleavy has proclaimed May 9-15 as “Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week in Alaska.” The governor joins fire managers from the Alaska Division of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service, and the U.S. Forest Service in urging Alaskans to take responsibility for protecting their homes and communities this summer by preventing human-caused wildfires and taking steps to fireproof their homes. “The boreal forest of Alaska is a wildfire-driven ecosystem, so it’s not a matter of if there will be wildfires but when and where,” said Governor Dunleavy. “As individuals and communities, we need to do our part to prevent human-caused wildfires and be vigilant to help preserve our homes, communities, infrastructure and natural resources.”


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