The VPC Team is thrilled to head to Alaska this fall! We are supporting the Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Alaska Fire Service (AFS) with strategic planning, workshop, technical, administrative, and facilitation activities. We look forward to working with key Stakeholders including: State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR), National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and major Native Corporations in Alaska, among others.
The Alaska Fire Service is tasked with providing wildland fire management for all DOI managed lands and Native Lands in Alaska. BLM maintains and operates the primary DOI wildland fire suppression organization in Alaska with the goal to provide cost-effective wildland fire response and suppression services and minimize unnecessary duplication of suppression systems for DOI bureaus/offices.
VPC will work closely with AFS to reestablish expectations from the land management agencies it serves and is looking to reestablish its mission/vision statements and develop the most efficient organizational structure to achieve current and future expectations. Through a collaborative process, VPC will facilitate the development of a Strategic Plan with the goal of transitioning AFS to an organization that meets its current and anticipated future needs.