Chloeta completed an 18-month long project in which our team of wildland fire planners and geospatial analysts have developed a standardized template for and composed thirty-four (34) Wildland Fire Management Plans (WFMP) for thirty-four (34) Air Force Bases located both CONUS and OCONUS in support of the Integrated Natural Resources Plan (INRMP) for each installation. These plans will guide ongoing and future wildland suppression capabilities and fuels reduction projects to counter the growing wildfire threat at Air Force installations across the country, and will reduce wildfire potential and impacts, protect valuable infrastructure, protect and enhance natural resources, and implement ecosystem management goals. Chloeta planners have completed plans that were previously incomplete for multiple years.
Key deliverables included the following:
- Site visits were conducted at each installation. Chloeta conducted interviews with installation personnel and examined existing wildland fire data to develop WFMPs in accordance with the guidelines in Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-7064.
- Installation-specific WFMPs were developed in support of natural resource management and in compliance with the Sikes Act, Endangered Species Act (ESA); other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations; and related Department of Defense (DoD) and AF directives (including AFI 32-7064). Chloeta ensured that the final deliverables followed the standard Air Force WFMP template and guide, along with all requirements as prescribed in AFI 32-7064, Section 13.3, Wildland Fire Management Plan Components. The WFMPs clearly identified required positions within the installation Fire and Emergency Services Fire Department and level of National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training required in order to accomplish the objectives of the WFMP.
- Chloeta gathered, analyzed, and evaluated existing information for detail and confidence levels of data presented as they pertain to preparation of WFMPs; identified and filled, as related to the scope of work for the project, data gaps in existing information required for the preparation of the WFMPs; developed a methodology for preparing the WFMP for each location to include relevant data determination, data collection techniques, literature searches, site visits (field investigation, as necessary), etc. to ensure consistency throughout the AF program; took steps required to fulfill related responsibilities under existing law, regulation, and policy; and proposed project methodology, for COR approval, in monthly progress report preceding on-site field work; coordinated data needs and data collection trips.
- For each WFMP, Chloeta prepared a draft, draft final, and final version of the WFMP for each installation. The final plans contained final drawings, maps and other graphics in both Adobe Acrobat® and Microsoft Word 2010. At the culmination of the delivery order, Chloeta provided all information gathered during the preparation process, including field notes and contact sheets.
Key program management functions of this delivery order included the development, implementation, and maintenance of project schedules, events, status of resources, report(s) on the activities and progress toward accomplishing project objectives, and documents for Government review and approval of the results of the project.
Despite the large scale of this delivery order and fluid requirements associated with the nascent Air Force wildland fire program, all deliverables were delivered within the original budget without requiring modification.