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Wildland Fire Leadership Council

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The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) was established in April 2002 by the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to provide an intergovernmental committee to support the implementation and coordination of Federal Fire Management Policy. A Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 1.6 MB) was signed in April 2010 by the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, and Secretary of Homeland Security to authorize the continuation of the WFLC. The Council meets regularly to provide oversight and coordination of the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy.

Mission

The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (Council) is an intergovernmental committee of Federal, state, tribal, county, and municipal government officials convened by the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, and Homeland Security dedicated to consistent implementation of wildland fire policies, goals, and management activities. The Council provides strategic oversight to ensure policy coordination, accountability, and effective implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy and related long-term strategies to address wildfire preparedness and suppression, hazardous fuels reduction, landscape restoration and rehabilitation of the Nation's wildlands, and assistance to communities.

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

The Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations Act requires the Forest Service and Department of Interior to submit to Congress a report that contains a cohesive wildfire management strategy consistent with recommendations in recent General Accountability Office (GAO) reports regarding management strategies. Following its formal approval by the Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Interior by October 2010, the Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy is to be revised at least once during each five year period to address any changes with respect to landscape, vegetation, climate, and weather conditions. Read more about the Cohesive Strategy…

Also, see the Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC). The WFEC was appointed by the WFLC to provide oversight of the cohesive strategy implementation.

Wildland Fire Leadership Council Meetings

The Council meets regularly to coordinate implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy.

Date Location Notes
12/16/2013 Washington, DC Available (PDF, 81 KB)
11/14/2012 Washington, DC Available
4/17-18/2012 Washington, DC Available
11/9-10/2011 Denver, Colorado Available
03/10/2011 Washington, DC Available
03/16-17/2010 Washington, DC Available
07/21-22/2010 Reno, NV Available
10/29-30/2010 Washington, DC Available

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WFLC (May 2002 to March 2008) Archive…

Last modified: Monday March 17 2014