The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) is directing the development of a national Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy. Developing this Strategy is an outstanding opportunity to embrace a National Intergovernmental process by working with our partners to holistically address wildfire issues in the United States. It is an effort between federal, state and local governments, partners, all levels of wildland firefighting organizations, tribal interests and non-governmental organizations. The Cohesive Strategy is being developed by using a series of Foundational Documents that support these collaborative efforts.
The WFLC identified three key areas in wildfire management to be addressed in the Cohesive Strategy: Landscape Restoration, Fire Adapted Communities, and Response to Wildfires. The seven FLAME Act elements and the GAO recommendations will be addressed within the context of these three key areas. Read more about the Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy.
There will be more information coming shortly, Joe Stutler the County Forester for Deschutes County in Bend, OR is representing the International Association of Fire Chiefs on the Regional Strategy Committee and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Cohesive Strategy process please go to the website at http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/
Watch future Daily Disptaches for opportunities to provide feedback on the Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy.