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10-Year Implementation Plan

At its inception in August 2001, the 10-Year Strategy and subsequent Implementation Plan was adopted by federal agencies and western governors, in collaboration with county commissioners, tribal officials and other stakeholders. The Implementation Plan established a framework for protecting communities and the environment and was developed in part, due to an awareness that the development of unnaturally dense, diseased or dying forests, and treatment of wildland fire had contributed to more severe wildland fires and created widespread threats to communities and ecosystems.

The new implementation plan builds upon the original strategy that set ambitious goals to prevent and suppress wildland fires, thin forests, reduce hazardous fuels, restore ecosystems, assist communities in protecting themselves, and in developing their forest-based economies. A wide-range of stakeholders, again helped develop the new implementation plan.

This plan brings together science, collaboration and a clear roadmap to forest and rangeland health. It provides goals and measures so that we can track our progress improving forest health and reducing risks to communities. The updated 10-Year Strategy reinforces our goals and updates tasks to reflect the current environmental and social challenges.

10-Year Implementation Plan Monitoring