The Western Great Basin Geographic Area is one of eleven Geographic Areas across the United States and Alaska. The focal point for overseeing interagency coordination of these areas is directed by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho. The Western Great Basin is part of the Great Basin Geographic Area which has two Geographic Area Coordination Centers. The Eastern Great Basin Coordination Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and The Western Great Basin Coordination Center located in Reno, Nevada. The geographic boundary for the Western Great Basin includes the State of Nevada except for the northwest portion of the Sheldon-Hart Wildlife Refuge and Susanville BLM, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest lands in Nevada and California, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada and Arizona. Primary Federal, State and other cooperating agencies include the U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
GREAT BASIN COORDINATING GROUP
The Great Basin Coordinating Group (GBCG) provides interagency fire management direction and all risk support through interagency cooperation, communications and coordination for the Western Great Basin Area.
WESTERN GREAT BASIN COORDINATION CENTER
The Western Great Basin Coordination Center (WGBCC) is the focal point for mobilization of resources between the five dispatch centers within the Western Great Basin, the Great Basin Smokejumpers, as well as the National Coordination Center (NICC) and neighboring Geographic Areas. The mission of WGBCC is to provide safe, cost effective mobilization of emergency incident resources and to promote efficient operations through interagency cooperation and standardized procedures.
WESTERN GREAT BASIN DISPATCH ZONES
The Western Great Basin is divided into five Dispatch Zones for the purpose of local interagency fire management coordination and mobilization of wildland firefighting resources.