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..
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..Read more
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..Read more
By Kate Lighthall, Coordinator, Western Region, National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy As part of our effort to showcase what the Cohesive Strategy looks like on the ground and solid examples of success, please enjoy my version of this tale and excerpts from the blog post by Alison Green, Coordinator of Oregon: Living with..Read more
Sharing, and Learning Together since 2017 In making the tough decision to postpone our 2020 face-to-face event, we found ourselves looking back with pride and a feeling of accomplishment at the three previous National Workshops. We thought you’d enjoy the story as well! As you know, the Wildland Fire Leadership Councili (WFLC) tasked..Read more