National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Western Regional Assessment and Strategy   [open pdf - 784KB]

"The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy) is being developed by representatives of Federal, State, Local, and Tribal governments, and non‐ governmental organizations to address the growing wildland fire challenges in the U.S. across all lands and jurisdictions. To accomplish this, the input of concerned stakeholders - wildland fire management and response organizations, land managers, policy makers from potentially affected governmental and non‐governmental organizations, businesses and industries, watershed councils, environmental and conservation groups, scientists and academic institutions, local collaborative groups, forest and rangeland users, rural economic development organizations, wildland‐urban interface residents, landowners, and many others - is being considered. This holistic, inclusive approach to wildland fire management is at the core of the Cohesive Strategy and will continue to guide it through implementation, monitoring, and adaptation as necessary to address unique regional conditions and capacities now and in the future. The following sections summarize the outcomes of the western Phase II effort - development of regional objectives, actions, and management scenarios that outline their implementation. Continued communication and engagement with stakeholders is emphasized to build on the ideas developed in Phase I, explored regionally during Phase II, and analyzed in analytical models in Phase III."

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