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Friday, February 1, 2013

Today's the deadline for commenting on the Cohesive Strategy Regional Action Plans.

 Comment Period

The Western Regional Strategy Committee (WRSC) is providing this third and final opportunity for stakeholders to review and comment on the Draft Action Plan for the Western Cohesive Strategy.
The comment period is open from NOW until FEBRUARY 1 at 5:00 PM MST.
Please begin by reviewing the DRAFT ACTION PLAN.
Then provide your comments and suggestions by using the electronic COMMENT FORM or you may also submit your comments to the following email address in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Portable Document Format (.pdf) formats:
Please reference the specific numbered recommendations, tasks and actions when you provide your comments.
Thanks for assisting with the development of the Western Region Cohesive Strategy Action Plan! The WRSC will consider stakeholder comments and those from previous comment periods to assist them in the completion of the Regional Action Plan, scheduled for late February.-------------------------------------------------

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

A National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy report cover.
In response to requirements of the Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement (FLAME) Act of 2009, the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) directed the development of theNational Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy).
The Cohesive Strategy is a collaborative process with active involvement of all levels of government and non-governmental organizations, as well as the public, to seek national, all-lands solutions to wildland fire management issues. Read the Cohesive Strategy Overview…
On June 7, 2012, the Secretaries of the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture released (PDF, 155 KB) the A National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy-Phase II National Report (PDF, 7.1 MB).Read more about Phase II…

Cohesive Strategy Topics


The Cohesive Strategy envisioned by the WFLC builds on successes of the past while incorporating a new collaborative approach to managing a complex national problem — wildfire. This new approach includes all the partners involved in fire management and gives each a voice and a role in addressing a collective problem. Read more about the Background of the Cohesive Strategy…

Goals and Performance Measures

Concise, mutually accepted goals, and guiding principles are the foundation of a cohesive strategy. Read more about the Goals and Performance Measures…

Governance and Engagement

The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) provides broad oversight for the Cohesive Strategy Process. The Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC), appointed by the WFLC, works with the Cohesive Strategy Subcommittee, the Regional Strategy Committees (RSCs), the National Science and Analysis Team, and Working Groups to provide governance of the process. Read more about Cohesive Strategy Governance and Engagement…

Reports Library

Reports and presentations related to the Cohesive Strategy are available. See the Report Library…

Partner Perspectives - Podcasts

Leaders provide information and discussion regarding the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy and related topics. We are currently providing information and discussion regarding the Cohesive Strategy and related topics in audio format. See Partner Perspectives…

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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