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National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a collaborative process to seek national, all-lands solutions to wildland fire management issues, focusing on three goals: Restore and Maintain Resilient Landscapes Create Fire Adapted Communities and Safe and Effective Response to Wildfire.

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:

  1. Resilient Landscapes
  2. Fire Adapted Communities
  3. 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.

Cohesive Strategy News

Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter, February 11, 2015

Forest lake scene from the Plumas National Forest.
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)

Marshall Draw prescribed burn.

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.

Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter, January 15, 2015

Posted January 20, 2015

Collection of sage grouse pictures.

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.

Read the U.S. Department of the Interior press release…

See Rangeland Fire Prevention, Management, and Restoration

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Last modified: Wednesday February 11 2015