Tuesday, April 27, 2010

National Blueprint on Wildfire Management

On Wednesday April 21 at the Wildland Fire Leadership Council in Washington, DC, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar jointly announced a blueprint for the first comprehensive national strategy for wildfire management. The council was attended by numerous state governors, as well as local and tribal government representatives. The FLAME Act of 2009 requires the Forest Service and Department of Interior to submit to Congress a report that contains a cohesive wildfire management strategy consistent with recommendations in recent General Accountability Office (GAO) reports regarding management strategies. Following its formal approval by the Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Interior by October 2010, the Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy is to be revised at least once during each five year period to address any changes with respect to landscape, vegetation, climate, and weather conditions...more

According to the blueprint, the report will emanate from a "Cohesive Strategy Oversight Committee" made up of rep's from "National Association of State Foresters, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Western Governors’ Association, National Association of Counties, Intertribal Timber Council, non-governmental organizations, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management." This then goes to the "Wildland Fire Leadership Council" who...well hell here is their schematic:

I'm sure it will be a short, jargon-free report which will save The West. FYI, "cohesive" may soon be joining "collaborate" on my b.s. list.

Similar committees should be forming soon to manage your health care.

1 comment:

Mike Dubrasich said...


I've been reporting on the WFLC and their machinations for years. Here are a couple of dozen posts from 2007 through this month:


Here are some older ones from my original blog:


Hope all that background will help people to understand how the national fire conspiracy has been promulgating Let It Burn and destroying western forests, watersheds, and communities. The "new" strategy is just more of the same old Let It Burn.