Wildland Fire Leadership Council
The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) was originally established in April 2002 by the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to provide an intergovernmental committee to support the implementation and coordination of Federal Fire Management Policy. An updated Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 1 MB) was signed in 2016 by the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Defense, and Secretary of Homeland Security to authorize the continuation of the WFLC. The Council meets regularly to provide oversight and coordination of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy.
The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (Council) is an intergovernmental committee of Federal, state, tribal, county, and municipal government officials convened by the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, Defense, and Homeland Security dedicated to consistent implementation of wildland fire policies, goals, and management activities. The Council provides strategic recommendations to help ensure policy coordination, accountability and effective implementation of Federal wildland fire management policy and related long-term strategies through a collaborative environment to help ensure effective and efficient wildfire management, promote fire-adapted communities and create resilient landscapes to achieve long-range benefits for society and nature.
National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
The Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations Act requires the Forest Service and Department of Interior to submit to Congress a report that contains a cohesive wildfire management strategy consistent with recommendations in recent General Accountability Office (GAO) reports regarding management strategies. Following its formal approval by the Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Interior by October 2010, the Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy is to be revised at least once during each five year period to address any changes with respect to landscape, vegetation, climate, and weather conditions. Read more about the Cohesive Strategy…
The Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) was appointed by the WFLC to provide oversight during the development of the cohesive strategy. The WFEC has been disbanded. However, resulting materials that were developed remains relevant and available.
The WFLC has chartered the National Strategy Committee (NSC) to provide leadership and oversight for the implementation of the cohesive strategy. See the NSC Charter (PDF, 778 MB) for more information.
The Council meets regularly to coordinate implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy.
|09/29/2020||Conference Call||Available (PDF, 222 KB)|
|05/11/2020||Conference Call||Available (PDF, 201 KB)|
|03/12/2020||Conference Call||Available (PDF, 278 KB)|
|01/10/2020||Tallahassee, FL||Available (PDF, 469 KB)|
|05/09/2019||San Diego, CA||Available (PDF, 286 KB)|
|09/17/2018||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 206 KB)||06/13/2018||Colorado Springs, CO||Available (PDF, 170 KB)|
|03/05/2018||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 125 KB)|
|11/02/2017||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 140 KB)|
|06/15/2017||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 94 KB)|
|03/02/2017||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 121 KB)|
|11/30/2016||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 106 KB)|
|09/07-08/2016||Boise, ID||Available (PDF, 119 KB)|
|01/25-26/2016||Fernandina Beach, Florida||Available (PDF, 145 KB)|
|05/16/2016||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 118 KB)|
|10/06/2015||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 100 KB)|
|07/28-29/2015||Ashland, Oregon||Available (PDF, 176 KB)|
|06/12/2015||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 120 KB)|
|04/01/2015||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 207 KB)|
|01/20/2015||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 227 KB)|
|09/15/2014||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 88 KB)|
|07/16/2014||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 132 KB)|
|04/09/2014||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 57 KB)|
|12/16/2013||Washington, DC||Available (PDF, 81 KB)|