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Audit Report: IG-0760

March 6, 2007

The Department's Wildland Fire Planning and Preparation Efforts

All three of the field sites we reviewed had not fully completed mitigation activities designed to reduce the impact from wildland fire. Specifically, while the Department of Energy (Department) had taken a number of actions to reduce the threats posed by wildland fires, fuel management activities such as the removal and maintenance of vegetation and roads necessary for firefighting were not always adequate.