Northeast Regional Strategy Committee
Final Northeast Regional Action Plan
The Northeast Regional Action Plan details the goals, desired outcomes, investment options, outcome measures, and priority implementation actions for the Northeast Cohesive Strategy Region. These actions, identified by the Northeast Regional Strategy Committee (RSC), will help guide all the partners in wildland fire management in the Northeast Region to make progress in achieving the overarching national goals: Restore and Maintain Landscapes, Fire Adapted Communities, and Wildfire Response.
- Northeast Regional Action Plan, April 2013 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
- Northeast Regional Action Plan Executive Summary, April 2013 (PDF, 156 KB)
- Synopsis of the Northeast Regional Action Plan, April 2013 (PDF, 153 KB)
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Cohesive Strategy and the Northeast Regional Action Plan, April 2013 (PDF, 149 KB)
- Media Advisory: Regional Action Plans for Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Released (PDF, 48 KB)
Media interview at the site of a wildfire, Wisconsin. Photo taken April 11, 2012.
Property lines and jurisdictions seldom match-up with ecosystem boundaries or the topography and vegetation that effect wildland fire behavior. Communities have expanded into these tinderboxes. Drought and warmer temperatures plague much of the northeast. For these reasons and others, fire seasons are becoming increasingly complex. The Cohesive Strategy is a collaborative effort to manage growing wildland fire challenges across all lands regardless of ownership.
In the northeast, to address changing wildland fire challenges, Federal, Tribal, state, local and private organizations have committed to a cohesive, strategic approach toward effective wildland fire for multiple objectives, mitigation and response.
- Restoring and Maintaining Resilient Landscapes
Recognition of the lack of ecosystem health within many of our forests and rangelands across the country and the need to address it.
- Creating Fire-Adapted Communities
Acknowledging the need to develop options and opportunities to engage communities to help them become more resistant to wildfire threat.
- Effectively Responding to Wildfire
A critical component to ensure all levels of government, local, state, tribal and federal, work together when wildfire occurs.
Supported by Science
Wildfire prevention kiosk at the site of a firefighter memorial, Wisconsin. Photo by Jolene Ackerman, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, May 8, 2007.
The National Science and Analysis Team and Advisory Group is working to make a wealth of data available for planning and management of wildland fire, including information on biological, physical, habitat and human use in the region.
This whole-system approach will consider the full range of activities surrounding wildfire to understand how they impact each other to help inform and support decision making.