Under the new forest planning rule, National Forests in the Sierra Nevada are leading the nation in revising plans to restore forest resilience and reduce wildfire risk. While the public increasingly recognizes the dangerously high levels of fuels in many forests of the Sierra Nevada, some stakeholders have suggested that managers can focus on mechanical treatment to address the problem, while others want to halt timber cutting in favor of prescribed or managed fire. This tool serves to quickly visualize and quantify the potential to use mechanical treatments in specific watersheds throughout the region. This approach should help not only evaluate the relative merits of each approach in particular areas, but it can also show how to strategically wield both the saw and the flame together to achieve a more sustainable outcome. Managers have built upon this analysis by proposing very large areas in the Southern Sierra Nevada where managed fire will be a priority strategy.