We will share tools to communicate about the Cohesive Strategy and its goals: fire adapted communities, fire resilient landscapes, more effective fire response, and fire prevention education. We will post briefing papers, talking points, PowerPoint presentations, videos, podcasts, how-to-guides, and other communication resources that can be used or adapted for your communication needs.
National Strategy Communication Products
“To safely and effectively extinguish fire when needed; use fire where allowable; manage our natural resources; and as a Nation, live with wildland fire.”
- National Strategy Summary (PDF, 618 KB)
- The National Strategy Key Messages (PDF, 107 KB)
- National Communication Framework (PDF, 480 KB)
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 127 KB)
The Scientific Basis of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
- Science for Wildland Fire Management (PDF, 611 KB)
- The Science Analysis of The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
Cohesive Strategy On-the-Ground
- Utah's Implementation of the National Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy (PDF, 134 KB)
- Northern Blue Mountain Cohesive Strategy
- Island Park Sustainable Fire Community (Idaho and Montana)
- Winning Stats: Visualizing Influence in the Southeast with Social Network Analysis (PDF, 200 KB)
This success story demonstrates how the web of informal connections among stakeholders can affect the success of collaborative Cohesive Strategy projects.
- “Better than Ever”: Partnership of Community Liaisons, USFS & Incident Management (PDF, 149 KB)
This success story demonstrates how connections established by a northern California national forest, a Fire Safe Council and several rural communities enabled effective and satisfying communication during a wildfire emergency.
- The Cohesive Strategy for the Northeast U.S. (PDF, 4.5 MB) - Northeast Regional Strategy Committee presentation.
- Overview of South's Situation (PDF, 1.9 MB) - Southeast Regional Strategy Committee presentation.
- Success Stories
- Cohesive Strategy: How it approaches fire – the local fire chiefs perspective (ppt, KB)
Shawn P. Stokes, Assistant Director of National Programs for Wildland Fire, International Association of Fire Chiefs
- Using Science to Inform Policy: A Cohesive Strategy for Wildland Fire Management (.pptx, 11.1 MB)
Using data and modeling to examine wildland fire management options and the Cohesive Strategy products of the National Science Team. Presented by Danny C. Lee, Ph.D., Director Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, USDA Forest Service.