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National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Restore, Maintain, Adapt, & Respond

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a collaborative process with active involvement of all levels of government and non-governmental organizations, as well as the public, to seek national, all-lands solutions to wildland fire management issues.

The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC), established in April 2002 by the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to provide an intergovernmental committee to support the implementation and coordination of Federal Fire Management Policy, adopted a vision for this century, “To safely and effectively extinguish fire when needed; use fire where allowable; manage our natural resources; and as a nation, to live with wildland fire.” The Cohesive Strategy will address the nation's wildfire problems by focusing on three key areas:

  1. Restore and Maintain Landscapes
  2. Fire Adapted Communities
  3. Response to Fire

Please visit the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy website for more information.