National Action Plan: An Implementation Framework for the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy   [open pdf - 515KB]

"In 2009, Congress passed the Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement (FLAME) Act (FLAME). In the FLAME Act, building on earlier reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) to develop a national cohesive wildland fire management strategy. The third and final phase of the effort to develop a cohesive strategy culminated with the release of The National Strategy: The Final Phase of the Development of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (National Strategy) and this National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: National Action Plan (National Action Plan). This National Action Plan is a companion to the National Strategy and supports its implementation. The National Action Plan is the result of a collaborative effort by Federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments and non-governmental partners and public stakeholders. The purpose of this National Action Plan is to provide a framework for implementation actions and tasks necessary at various scales. The actions identified herein have been developed collaboratively by and for stakeholders, as a proactive, collaborative approach to implementing the National Strategy. Scientific data analysis underpins all aspects of the National Action Plan. Using science and data analysis to support implementation planning and decision-making must continue. Coordinated engagement and action on the part of all stakeholders provides our best opportunity to restore and maintain landscapes, protect communities from wildfire, and effectively respond to wildfires when they occur. National actions are significant in the context of this national commitment and this plan describes the commitment made by the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC), the nation's highest collaborative wildland fire group, to implement the National Strategy."

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