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Western Regional Action Plan - National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Western Regional Action Plan - National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

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The Western Regional Action Plan is a science-based roadmap to direct a truly Western approach to wildland fire that addresses the needs of the landscape, the communities, and the brave men and women who respond when fire occurs. The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Phase III Western Regional Science-based Risk Analysis Report of 2012 examined the existing situation in the west including biophysical and social factors and set forth recommendations for reducing wildfire risk, improving forest and rangeland health, protecting communities from wildfire, enhancing firefighter effectiveness and firefighter/public safety
The Western Regional Action Plan is a science-based roadmap to direct a truly Western approach to wildland fire that addresses the needs of the landscape, the communities, and the brave men and women who respond when fire occurs. The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Phase III Western Regional Science-based Risk Analysis Report of 2012 examined the existing situation in the west including biophysical and social factors and set forth recommendations for reducing wildfire risk, improving forest and rangeland health, protecting communities from wildfire, enhancing firefighter effectiveness and firefighter/public safety

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The National Cohesive WildlandFire Management Strategy:Phase IIIWestern Regional Action Plan
Report of the Western Regional Strategy CommitteeApril 16, 2013
Resilient LandscapesFire AdaptedCommunitiesWildfire Response
 
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The Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) has accepted this plan for use in the development of thenational action plan. The National Risk Analysis Report and National Action Plan will become WFECrecommendations to the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and ultimately Secretaries of theInterior and Agriculture. This plan reflects the regional perspective that is important in the development of that national-level recommendation. Implementation of actions identified in this plan is the responsibilityof the sponsoring organizations at the discretion of those organizations.Wildland Fire Executive Council April 15, 2013
 
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Table of Contents
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................ 4
 
INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................... 5
 
REGIONAL CONTEXT ............................................................................................................................... 8
 
O
VERALL
S
TRATEGIES
................................................................................................................................ 14
 
REGIONAL GOVERNANCE .................................................................................................................... 16
 
DEVELOPING THE ACTIONS, TASKS, AND PRIORITIES ........................................................................ 19
 
Table 2. Western Regional Emphasis Priority Table -- Regional Actions....................................... 20
 
Table 3. Western Regional Emphasis Priority Table -- National Actions ....................................... 21
 
OVERARCHING RECOMMENDATIONS, ACTIONS, AND TASKS ............................................................ 22
 
RESTORE AND MAINTAIN LANDSCAPES RECOMMENDATIONS, ACTIONS AND TASKS ...................... 32
 
N
ATIONAL
O
UTCOME
P
ERFORMANCE
M
EASURE
: ........................................................................................... 32
 
N
ATIONAL
O
UTPUT
M
ETRICS
: ...................................................................................................................... 32
 
FIRE ADAPTED COMMUNITIES RECOMMENDATIONS, ACTIONS AND TASKS ..................................... 40
 
N
ATIONAL
O
UTCOME
P
ERFORMANCE
M
EASURE
: ........................................................................................... 40
 
N
ATIONAL
O
UTPUT
M
ETRICS
: ...................................................................................................................... 40
 
WILDFIRE RESPONSE RECOMMENDATIONS, ACTIONS AND TASKS ................................................... 48
 
N
ATIONAL
O
UTCOME
P
ERFORMANCE
M
EASURES
: ......................................................................................... 48
 
N
ATIONAL
O
UTPUT
M
ETRICS
: ...................................................................................................................... 49
 
MONITORING AND ACCOUNTABILITY................................................................................................... 58
 
REGIONAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGY............................................................................................. 61
 
CONCLUSION ....................................................................................................................................... 62
 
APPENDICES ....................................................................................................................................... 64
 
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PPENDIX
1
 
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G
LOSSARY 
............................................................................................................................ 64
 
A
PPENDIX
2
 
 
A
CRONYMS
.......................................................................................................................... 66
 
A
PPENDIX
3
 
 
R
EFERENCES
....................................................................................................................... 70
 
A
PPENDIX
4
 
 
S
TAKEHOLDER
I
NVOLVEMENT
................................................................................................ 71
 
Summary of Stakeholder Participation ........................................................................................... 73
 
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PPENDIX
5
 
 
C
OMMUNICATIONS
A
CTIVITIES
............................................................................................... 74
 
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PPENDIX
6
 
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U
SEFUL
L
INKS
...................................................................................................................... 81
 
A
PPENDIX
7
 
 
C
OMMITTEE
M
EMBERS AND
W
ORK
G
ROUPS
........................................................................... 83
 
A
PPENDIX
8
 
 
B
ARRIERS AND
C
RITICAL
S
UCCESS
F
ACTORS
........................................................................... 87
 

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