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cohesive strategy is needed to address catastrophic wildfire threats

hearing before the Subcommittee on Forest and Forest Health of the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, June 29, 1999, Washington, DC.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Forest Service -- Management.,
    • Wildfires -- United States -- Prevention and control.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .R3848 1999e
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 49 p. :
      Number of Pages49
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6807996M
      ISBN 100160595827
      LC Control Number00273075
      OCLC/WorldCa42919660

      The community wildfire protection plan for Union County is discussed below. National Fire Plan and the Year Comprehensive Strategy In April , the General Accounting Office (GAO) published Western National Forests: A Cohesive Strategy is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats (GAO/RCED). This report concluded. Wildland fire prevention and management techniques are needed for forests, shrublands, and grasslands that burn recurrently. A variety of fuel treatments can be used for fuel hazard reduction.

      WHEREAS, an April General Accounting Office report to the United States House of Representatives, entitle "Western National Forests: A Cohesive Strategy is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats" (GAO/RCED) states that "[t]he most extensive and serious problem related to the health of national forests in the interior west is.   Demonstrations of Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy in the West timber values and catastrophic wildfire prevention without the conflict of boundary lines. Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email. There are currently subscribers.

      GAO Reports – Recent History A cohesive strategy is needed to address catastrophic wildland fire threats (W. U.S.) (GAO/RCED) Federal agencies not organized to effectively and efficiently implement the National Fire Plan (GAOT) Improved planning will help agencies better identify fire fighting preparedness needs (GAO) Reducing the threat of wildland fires requires.   It turns out that the federal land management agencies were required to develop the Cohesive Strategy by the FLAME Act, with a deadline of Octo The FLAME Act was primarily known.


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Cohesive strategy is needed to address catastrophic wildfire threats by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Western National Forests: A Cohesive Strategy is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats RCED Published: Apr 2, Publicly Released:   Western National Forests: A Cohesive Strategy is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats Showing of 64 pages in this report.

PDF Version Also Available for Download. A cohesive strategy is needed to address catastrophic wildfire threats: hearing before the Subcommittee on Forest and Forest Health of the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, JWashington, DC.

effort may not be adequate to prevent many catastrophic fires over the next few decades. This report recommends the development of a cohesive strategy to reduce accumulated fuels on national forests of the interior West in an effort to limit the threat of catastrophic wildfire.

Principal Findings Catastrophic Wildfires Threaten Forest Resources. The Subcommittee is meeting today to hear testimony on the GAO report entitled, ''A Cohesive Strategy Is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats.'' Under rule 4(g) of the Committee rules, any oral opening statement at hearings are limited to the chairman and the Ranking Minority Member.

A Cohesive Strategy is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats. J MADAM CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE: Thank you for the opportunity to be here. I am Janice McDougle, Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry, with responsibility for the fire management programs of the Forest Service.

GAO/RCED () Western National forests–a cohesive strategy is needed to address catastrophic wildfire threats, GAO report GAO/RCED United States General Accounting Office, Washington, DC Google ScholarCited by: 2. prepare for, respond to, and recover from the inevitable occurrence of wildfire.

The Cohesive Strategy Planning Process The Cohesive Strategy effort is defined by three phases, with the third and final phase being the completion of this National Strategy and a National Action Plan.

Phase I involved establishing the visionFile Size: 3MB. Cohesive Strategy News Cohesive Strategy Crosswalk and Strategic Alignment The Cohesive Strategy Crosswalk and Strategic Alignment report represents a deeper evaluation undertaken to ascertain national progress made in implementing the Cohesive Strategy, identify gaps in implementation, and attempt to reaffirm the Cohesive Strategy’s goals as the pathway to achieving.

Abstract. A chapter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent and seriousness of forest-health-related problems in national forests in the interior West; (2) the status of efforts by the Forest Service to address the most serious of these problems; and (3) barriers to Author: United States.

General Accounting Office. Western national forests: a cohesive strategy is needed to address catastrophic wildfire threats: report to the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, Committee on Resources, House of Representatives.

Western national forests: a cohesive strategy is needed to address catastrophic wildfire threats Document Type: Report Author(s): US General Accounting Office.

Western national forests: A cohesive strategy is needed to address catastrophic wildfire threats. Washington, DC: Author. Report of the National Commission on Wildfire Disasters.

Recognizing the need to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires and improve the health of the. order to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire. The project would generally consist of cutting the excess requiring land management agencies to develop a cohesive wildfire management strategy that included assessing the level of risk.

lars spent to prevent a catastrophic fi re will save many times more dollars than the cost of suppression and re-habilitation. In fact, every dollars spent in prevention saves $17 in suppression (USFS). As problem fi resheds are identifi ed, we must consider the suite of actions required to mitigate the threat of cat-astrophic wildfi Size: 3MB.

Western Forests: A Cohesive Strategy Is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats (GAO/RCED). In response to this GAO report, the U.S. Forest Service wrote the Cohesive Strategy (Protecting People and Sustaining Resources in Fire-Adapted Ecosystems) to define processes to restore and maintain healthy fire-adapted ecosystems across.

cohesive strategy will build upon earlier efforts, as an effective means to engage the public. More resilient landscapes in dynamic environments. Declining vegetative health across the national landscape has contributed to the increasing risk of catastrophic wildfire.

This report also responds to the General Acounting Office report, Western National Forests: A Cohesive Stratgey Is Needed To Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats (GAO/RCED).

This cohesive strategy addresses the restoration and maintenance of ecosystem health in fire-adapted ecosystems for priority areas, with emphasis on the interior West.

Last year, two-thirds of Americans were affected by wildfires and with climate change setting in, each wildfire season is becoming more difficult to manage and much more expensive.

After consulting with a wide range of stakeholders, The Obama Administration released a strategy that attempts to prevent and control wildfire threats, The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. Federal Wildfire Activities: Current Strategy and Issues Needing Attention (Aug. ) Western National Forests: Status of Forest Service’s Efforts to Reduce Catastrophic Wildfire Threats (Jun.

) Western National Forests: A Cohesive Strategy is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats. catastrophic wildfire can do to a community.

Many families lost a lifetime of possessions, To address these wildfire threats, policy makers, fire management professionals the act required that a cohesive strategy addressing wildland fire be developed. The Cohesive Strategy Oversight Committee,File Size: 5MB.The first element of this National Strategy is a set of heuristics or rules of thumb to provide basic guidance when planning activities.

Such heuristics are meant to be broadly applicable and generally accurate, but not rigidly enforced when local circumstances suggest more prudent courses of action.73 U.S.

General Accounting Office, Western National Forests: A Cohesive Strategy is Needed to Address Catastrophic Wildfire Threats, GAO/RCED (Washington, DC: April ).

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