Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
351 Pacu Lane
Bishop, CA 93514
Due to a significant increase in fire activity in multiple geographic areas, as well as increased competition for shared resources, the National Preparedness Level has been elevated to Preparedness Level 4 (PL4).
In the last 20 years, 2002, 2008, and 2012 are the only previous fire years when the National Preparedness Level has been increased to PL4 in the month of the June. Since 1990, June 22nd is the second earliest we have increased to PL4. #FireYear2021
What does PL4 mean? It is when much of the country is experiencing wildland fire activity and areas are competing for firefighting resources. More than half of the nations wildland firefighting resources are committed.
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) is a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Forest Service. Collectively these agencies manage wildland fire on nearly 700 million acres of federal public land, or one-fifth of the total land area in the United States.