National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a strategic push to work collaboratively among all stakeholders and across all landscapes, using best science, to make meaningful progress towards the three goals:
- Resilient Landscapes
- Fire Adapted Communities
- Safe & Effective Wildfire Response
Vision: To safely and effectively extinguish fire when needed; use fire where allowable; manage our natural resources; and as a nation, to live with wildland fire.
National Cohesive Strategy Topics
Cohesive Strategy News
Low intensity activity on the Skunk Fire, Arizona, 2014. Source: Inciweb.
Posted April 16, 2015
The April 13, 2015, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about Managing a Wildfire and Prescribed Fires Together, Model Program in Oregon, Community Wildfire Preparedness Day on May 2nd, The Fire Next Time, Secret Society of Cooperative Extension, Successful Chipping Program in Big Bear, Two Goats Watershed Restoration, and upcoming learning opportunities.
Posted March 20, 2015
The March 18, 2015, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about the Ambitious New Partnership in California, Key Environmentalists Support Largest Restoration Effort in History, National Park Service Finalizes Five-Year Wildland Fire Plan, Post-Fire Logging to Biomass in Hawaii, New Study Reveals Benefit of Post-Fire Logging, Joint Chiefs Chose Projects to Fund in 2015, and Upcoming Learning Opportunities.
Plumas National Forest. Source: ADV Rider.
Posted February 11, 2015
The February 11, 2015, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about the Plumas Fire Safe Council and National Forest aim for new collaborative; empowering communities to become more fire adapted; Utah BLM fuels treatments work to save sage-grouse habitat; community assistance grants align with Cohesive Strategy; and recovery and restoration in Colorado.
Fuels Management Benefits toward Sage-Grouse Habitat (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Posted January 30, 2015
One of the greatest single threats to the survival of the Greater Sage-Grouse is fire and invasive plant species. If the Sage-Grouse is listed, protection measures and recovery efforts will impact all public lands users and most citizens in the western United States. The physical and economic impacts of a listing at this magnitude would be unprecedented for western rangelands. The Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fuels Management Program has played and continues to play a key role in the conservation, maintenance, and restoration of sagebrush landscapes on public lands as a primary means of preventing the Sage-Grouse listing. The BLM fuels management program involvement with Sage-Grouse spans all three National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy goals: Restoring and Maintaining Fire Resilient Landscapes, Creating Fire Adapted Communities, and Responding to Wildfire.
Posted January 20, 2015
The January 15, 2015, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about Secretary Jewell signing the Order for New Sagebrush and Rangelands Strategy, long-term thinning pays off in Arizona, preparing for next fire season in North Central Washington, and the University of Alaska sponsors new hand crews.
Secretary Jewell Launches Comprehensive Strategy to Protect and Restore Sagebrush Lands Threatened by Rangeland Fire
Posted January 7, 2015
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued a Secretarial Order calling for a comprehensive science-based strategy to address the more frequent and intense wildfires that are damaging vital sagebrush landscapes and productive rangelands, particularly in the Great Basin region of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and California.