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
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.
Posted December 12, 2014
The December 12, 2014, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about the 2014 fire season, using cameras to spot wildfires around Lake Tahoe, Hawaii updates Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) to create fire adapted communities, the "Emissions and Smoke" web portal and videos, and the Council of Western State Foresters 2014 Accomplishment Report.
Greater sage grouse.
Posted November 24, 2014
The November 24, 2014, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about strategizing to protect sage grouse habitat, the Western Regional Strategy Committee meets and agrees to aggressive implementation plans, a study shows avoided costs of wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service exceeds restoration goals, and exploring the true costs of wildfire.
Posted November 21, 2014
The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) is currently transitioning to a more involved, transformational and broadened leadership to promote greater collaboration, flexibility and continuity leading to the social, political and cultural change necessary to leverage success and achieve the three goals of the Cohesive Strategy: Resilient Landscapes, Fire Adapted Communities, and Safe, Effective and Efficient Wildfire Response.
The Southeast, Northeast and Western Regional Strategy Committees (RSCs) recognize the completion of the National Strategy and the National Action Plan and the subsequent transition at the national level to implementation across the nation.
The RSCs are committed to providing the strategic leadership, the collaborative structure and environment, strategic communications and facilitating the tactical actions necessary to achieve meaningful, on-the-ground results.
- Regional Transition Plan 2014-2015 From Planning to Implementation (PDF, 430 KB)
- Executive Summary (PDF, 108 KB)