Leaders provide information and discussion regarding the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and related topics.
Chris Topik, Director, Restoration Program, The Nature Conservancy.
Jim Douglas, Director, Office of Wildland Fire, Department of the Interior.
Tom Harbour, Forest Service Director of Fire and Aviation Management
- TNC Supports the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Vimeo video)
The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Chris Topik, director of the organization's national Restoring America's Forests program, talks about why the Cohesive Strategy matters and why TNC supports all layers of government and stakeholders working together because wildfire affects most aspects of life in this country; including the water we drink, the air we breathe.
The Importance of the National Cohesive Strategy (YouTube Video)
Jim Douglas, Director, Office of Wildland Fire, Department of the Interior, describes the importance of Cohesive Strategy goals to collectively organize around landscapes, communities, and response.
The Implementation of the National Cohesive Strategy (YouTube Video)
Tom Harbour, Forest Service Director of Fire and Aviation Management, discusses the Strategy as a framework that sets the tone and provides guidance on how to build strong connections to implement projects on the ground without being prescriptive.
- Cohesive Strategy Collaboration, The Development of Regional Action Plans
Jim Douglas, Director of the Office of Wildland Fire, Department of the Interior, describes the Cohesive Strategy.
“In Brief” Podcasts
Mary Jacobs, National League of Cities. Read more about Mary…
“Cohesive Strategy”, Mary Jacobs, National League of Cities - December 4, 2012
- "Cohesive Strategy" with Mary Jacobs, December 4, 2012 (.mp3, 3:07 minutes)
Transcript (PDF, 86 KB)
Ann Walker, Western Governors Association. Read more about Ann (PDF, 37 KB).
“Cohesive Strategy”, Interview with Ann Walker, Western Governors' Association - December 6, 2011
- "Cohesive Strategy" with Ann Walker, December 6, 2011 (.mp3, 3:27 minutes)
Transcript (PDF, 87 KB)
“Importance of Stakeholder Engagement”, Interview with Bob Roper, Ventura County Fire Chief, and Dan Smith, National Association of State Foresters - November 2, 2011
Bob Roper, Ventura County Fire Chief. Read more about Bob (PDF, 44 KB).
This “In Brief” podcast is an interview with Bob Roper, Ventura County Fire Chief representing the International Association of Fire Chiefs Wildland Fire Policy Committee and local government groups, and Dan Smith, National Association of State Foresters.
- "Importance of Stakeholder Engagement" with Bob Roper and Dan Smith, November 2, 2011 (.mp3, 5:07 minutes)
Transcript (PDF, 94 KB)
Interviews with Dan Smith, National Association of State Foresters - August 25, 2011
Dan Smith, National Association of State Foresters. Read more about Dan (PDF, 44 KB).
Dan Smith, National Association of State Foresters, talks about the goals and phases of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy in the following podcasts.
Cohesive Strategy Goals
- "Cohesive Strategy Goals" with Dan Smith, August 25, 2011 (.mp3, 2:30 minutes)
Transcript (PDF, 86 KB)
Cohesive Strategy Phases
- "Cohesive Strategy Phases" with Dan Smith, August 25, 2011 (.mp3, 3:34 minutes)
Transcript (PDF, 86 KB)
- Fire Stories
Fire stories from the national parks highlight events, incidents, and the like, associated with fire and fuels management, as well as fire education, technology, partnerships, and more. Stories highlight work related to Department of the Interior initiatives as well as local and regional initiatives.
- Smoke Signals
Smoke Signals is a quarterly newsletter published by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Wildland Fire Management at the National Interagency Fire Center. The newsletter, written by authors from across Indian Country, highlights activities and accomplishments taking place in the forestry and wildland fire management programs.
- National Volunteer Fire Council
- The Nature Conservancy: Fire Learning Network
- Fire Adapted Communities
- Intertribal Timber Council
- National Fire Protection Association
- Wildfire Lessons Learned Center
- National Association of State Foresters
- International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
- IAFC Wildland Fire Policy Committee Vision Statement (PDF, 64 KB)
- International Association of Wildland Fire
Meet Our Partners
Read more about some of our partners involved with Cohesive Strategy leadership, advice, technical expertise, coordination, and development.
Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC)
Bill Kaage, National Park Service
Northeastern Regional Strategy Committee
Maureen Brooks, Northeastern Area, USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry
Brad Simpkins, New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands
Southeastern Regional Strategy Committee
David A. Frederick, Southern Group of State Foresters
Chief Will May, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
Western Regional Strategy Committee
Robert Cope, County Commissioner, Lemhi County, Idaho
Tony Harwood, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Douglas MacDonald, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)