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 available, each organization will filter through their process and additional key vetted messages will be considered for updating this document.
We hope it will help you increase engagement with your agency/organization staff and partners around smoke and prescribed fire. In the Western Region, it is becoming more and more understood and accepted that there is a need for more prescribed fire at the right time, in the right place, to create resilient landscapes, reduce wildfire risk to communities and ensure a safe, effective wildfire response. Please let us know if you’d like some assistance in facilitating these conversations. Please feel free to download the document and share.