WFLC meets October 6th – Agrees to Action

WFLC meets in the historic Penthouse of the Interior Building in Washington, DC.  Photo: Kate Lighthall

The Wildland Fire Leadership Council, the group that provides strategic oversight for the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, met on October 6th to line out actions over the next 18 months under their top four priorities. During the meeting, the group was treated to a presentation by members of the Fire Adapted Communities Coalition and the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network about the value of FACs and the importance of enabling as many of these collaborations as possible to facilitate implementation of the Cohesive Strategy across the nation.  

The four priorities are: 

  • Smoke Management and Air Quality; 
  • Reducing Risk to Communities; 
  • Large Landscape Collaboration; and, 
  • Environmental Compliance. 

WFLC agreed to move forward with appropriate action items under each priority area at the national level and tasked the National Strategic Committee with enhancing that movement with the development of task groups as needed. The group also agreed to complete a review of the 2015 fire season response across all partners to identify key themes and potential WFLC engagement points to be addressed.