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Located in Browning, Montana the Blackfeet Tribal Fire Management Program (BFMP) is now the lead entity for management of resources for wildland fire, wildland fire use, prescribed fire and other all-hazard incidents throughout the Blackfeet Area and, when necessary, for assignment throughout the United States.
"The Indian Self-Determination Act of 1976" (Public Law 93-638) allowed tribes to contract with the federal government to manage certain Federal programs. The Blackfeet Tribe has taken the initiative in the summer of 2007 on the P.L. 93-638 process of contracting the Wildland Fire Management Program from the Blackfeet Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs. As of March 1, 2008 the Blackfeet Tribe assumed all responsibility for all wildland fire Management activities within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Reservation.
The Blackfeet Tribe is committed to a policy of aggressive and rapid suppression and control of all unplanned fires on the reservation. This policy is not likely to change in the near future due to the composition of the forest resource as well as rangeland noxious weed infestations on the reservation, and the trust responsibility to manage and protect natural resources. The possibility of implementing a “let burn” policy is highly unlikely due to climatic conditions within the reservation boundary.
The Blackfeet Tribes first order of action is to update Bureau of Indian Affairs, Blackfeet Agency to Blackfeet Tribal Cooperative / Mutal Aid Agreements, operating plans, management plans, and other documents.