The mission of the Central Montana Zone
Further interagency cooperation, communications, and coordination, and to
provide interagency fire management direction and all risk support for the Central
Montana Zone within the Northern Rockies Geographic Area.
The mission is achieved by:
• Operating at a strategic oversight level.
• Encouraging cooperation across jurisdictional
and administrative boundaries.
• Providing oversight of fire health and safety
• Providing interagency direction to field units.
• Providing a group response to agency specific
requests that have interagency
The zone encompasses the USDA Forest Service for Helena, Beaverhead-Deerlodge
and the Lewis & Clark National Forests; Montana DNRC-Central Land Office
for Dillon, Conrad and Helena Units as well as the Lincoln Office of the
Southwest MT Land Office; USDOI-Bureau of Land Management for portions of Butte,
Dillon and Lewistown Field Offices; USDOI-Bureau
of Reclamation; USDOI-Bureau of Indian Affairs for the Rocky Boy, Blackfeet and
Fort Belknap tribes; US Fish and Wildlife Services; Montana Fish Wildife and
Parks; areas administrated by National
Park Service within the CMZ; portions of Counties within Powell, Jefferson,
Lewis & Clark, Meagher, Madison, Butte Silver Bow, Broadwater, Cascade,
Beaverhead, Teton, Pondera, Toole, Glacier and Liberty.