Goal three of the Cohesive Strategy is to ensure the safe and effective response to wildfire. Reposting this article by Jane Knowlton, Office of Communication, U.S. Forest Service from June 12, 2014 Shyh-Chin Chen is a research meteorologist for the Pacific Southwest Research Station in California. Having experienced wildland fire literally on his home’s doorstep at least..
“The outcome of the Cohesive Strategy effort is more than a set of documents. It is a commitment to the doctrine that, as stakeholders, we all share responsibilities for managing our lands; protecting our nation’s natural, tribal, and cultural resources; and making our communities safe and resilient for future generations.” ~ Tom Harbour, Director Fire and..
The Two Bulls Fire broke out on Sunday, June 8th west of Bend, Oregon. It traveled 6 miles the first day, threatening homes and requiring evacuations. Recognizing the importance of keeping people informed, a Joint Information Center (JIC) was quickly set up at the Deschutes County Sherriff’s Office. This is the first time that central Oregon has..
Photo of the Two Bulls Fire this week in Bend, OR. This is eerily similar to photos of the Awbrey Hall Fire in 1990….almost the same location – just west of town, threatening homes and prompting evacuations. When asked what the difference is between then and now, Bend Fire Chief Larry Langston said, “we’ve learned..
Following the success of blogs from early fires this season, we decided to launch a Western Cohesive Strategy blog in the hopes of archiving some of our most relevant and popular success stories and other information you will find helpful as you endeavor to “work better together” to address the biggest challenges across the West…