Extinguish fires when needed
Where wildfires are unwanted or threaten lives, communities and homes, actively utilize all available strategies and tools to suppress fires and its growth.
Use fire where allowable
Utilize prescribed fire and managed wildfire for landscape and ecosystem benefit in the right place, at the right time, under the right conditions.
Manage our natural resources
Use and expand non-fire, cross boundary fuels treatments to increase landscape and community resiliency.
Learn to live with wildland fire
We all have a role in our wildland fire system. We must redeem our individual, community and organizational responsibilities as part of this integrated system.
The Cohesive Strategy pushes us to challenge our current and historical approaches to our rapidly changing wildfire realities and reach beyond our individual silos and jurisdictions to collectively:
- Define and understand risk
- Collaboratively set landscape level and community-wide priorities
- Share and co-manage risk across boundaries and jurisdictions
- Accept some short-term risk for long-term benefit
- Collectively invest in outcome-based approaches and activities, rather than outputs
As we stand on the precipice of a new wildland fire paradigm, we have the opportunity to define it,
not be defined by it.
The Western Region
The Western Region is chartered to the Wildland Fire Leadership Council and charged with facilitating implementation of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. Utilizing a network approach, the Western Regional Strategy Committee facilitates learning and understanding of what the Cohesive Strategy is, and what it looks like at local, state, Tribal and federal levels.
Western Cohesive Strategy Blog
Thoughts, articles and demonstrations of Cohesive Strategy implementation in the West