All Lands, All Hands Approach for Western Governors

Oregon Governor Kate Brown.  Photo: Western Governors Association Governors from around the West met yesterday in Bend, OR to discuss Western Governors Association’s (WGA) National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.   “Federal public lands account for 60 percent of the total forest lands in Oregon, and we foster strong partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service,..

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Utah’s New Wildfire Policy – Engaging Municipalities and Distributing the Risk

Pile burning is one of the activities that participating entities can do to”pay” their commitment value, as outlined in the new policy. Photo: John Schmidt, State of Utah, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands Across the country, policy makers and practitioners are discussing a critical solution to the wildland-urban interface problem: a paradigm shift..

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