Successes, Lessons Learned and Demonstrations of Cohesive Strategy Implementation in the West

It Takes a Village: Creating Fire Resiliency in Napa County, California

It Takes a Village: Creating Fire Resiliency in Napa County, California

by Tracy Katelman for Napa Firewise Mention of Napa Valley often evokes thoughts of world-class wine and beautiful countryside. Those fortunate enough to have visited may get lost in daydreams of verdant valleys surrounded by hillsides of oak woodlands and dense forests. For those in the fire world, “Napa” also carries memories of catastrophic fires of a magnitude that overwhelmed everyone from first responders to area residents. From Devastation to...

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4th Annual Cohesive Strategy Workshop a Huge Virtual Success

4th Annual Cohesive Strategy Workshop a Huge Virtual Success

Along with our partners at the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), we hosted the 4th Annual Cohesive Strategy Workshop virtually for 188 attendees October 4-7, 2021 for an international audience.  The theme of this year's event was understanding, co-managing, transferring and accepting risk at federal, state, Tribal and local levels to prioritize and invest in decisions, projects and other efforts that result in widespread reduction in risk across landscapes, communities,...

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Utilizing the Cohesive Strategy for Success

Utilizing the Cohesive Strategy for Success

by Alison Lerch and Katie Lighthall   When it comes to reducing wildfire risk, Mark Egbert and the El Dorado County Resource Conservation District (RCD) sit at the core of a strong collaborative effort to implement the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. The collaborative is known as the South Fork American River Cohesive Strategy and focuses on the resilience of landscapes and communities in the South Fork American River Watershed....

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WFLC – CDC – EPA – Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils Joint Vision and Messaging

WFLC – CDC – EPA – Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils Joint Vision and Messaging

This document is the result of collaborative work by the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) member agencies and organizations partnering with the EPA, CDC, and Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils to provide a joint vision and associated messaging on the relative benefits of prescribed fire to wildland fire. The key messages address the known challenges and issues related to smoke and prescribed fire. As more data, research and science becomes...

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