Our partners strongly believe in empowering communities with the resources and knowledge necessary to be resilient in the face of wildfire threats. Fire has, and will continue to play, a critical role throughout the forested region. This page serves as a resource for the Fire Adapted Communities work in the Upper Midwest and our partners are involved in assisting with community-driven wildfire risk reduction efforts in the region. This work has supported landowner outreach and education, trainings for local fire departments on wildfire preparation and protection, and facilitating the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans.
Through additional funding support, we have led fuels reduction efforts in communities prone to wildfire threats and has empowered rural communities to develop infrastructure to improve their resilience to wildfire impacts.Read More
Wildfire Risk to Communities is a free, easy-to-use website with interactive maps, charts, and resources to help communities understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk. It was created by the USDA Forest Service under the direction of Congress and is designed to help community leaders, such as elected officials, community planners, and fire managers.More Info
Townships, cities, and volunteer fire departments all play a critical role in community wildfire resiliency.Read more
The Minnesota DNR offers updates on current fire danger and burning restrictions within the state.
A Red Flag Warning indicates warm temperatures, very low humidity, and strong winds with an increased chance for wildfire.Check status
Volunteer firefighters are often the first line of defense when wildfire strikes. Learn more about how you can support community wildfire resilience on our resource page.