Good morning! The Western Region’s eNewsletter is out today – packed with information and updates on advances towards Resilient Landscapes, Fire Adapted Communities and Safe & Effective Wildland Fire Response. Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section – lots of opportunities coming up! Stories in this edition: A Day in the Life..
From the Sustainable Northwest blog… State of Fire Posted by Renee Magyar on August 19, 2014 Oregon Forest Resources Institute’s new report calls for increased pace and scale of forest restoration to stem severe wildfire. A night back-burn on the Government Flats Complex northeast of Mt Hood during 2013 fire season. Photo by J. Pritcher. In a..
The Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide came out today. Designed to provide basic background information on relevant programs and terminology – community members and agency personnel can utilize the Guide to enhance their community’s wildfire mitigation efforts. The Guide defines terms, and identifies resources (with links!) that are useful in..
Here’s a great video report from Kent Connaughton, Regional Forester (now retired) in the Pacific Northwest Region. What I like most about his comments is his focus on the three goals and how they are playing out in collaborative behaviors and projects on the ground. It’s not so much about the term Cohesive Strategy as..
Utah’s Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands is excited to announce the placement of Nate Barrons in the role of Catastrophic Wildfire Reduction Strategy Coordinator and Liaison to the National Cohesive Strategy (NCS). Nate has been an employee of the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands since 2010 and comes to the Catastrophic..