More than 100 Colorado communities have now earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition for taking steps to reduce their wildfire risk.
“Reaching the one hundred community benchmark is a major accomplishment,” said Cathy Prudhomme, the community outreach program manager for the National Fire Protection Association’s Wildland Fire Operations Division. “Until now, only two of the program’s 41 participating states have achieved that level of participation.”
Along with many public-agency and landowner partners, State Forester Doug Decker and the Oregon Department of Forestry are taking a major step toward a better future in wildfire management across broad landscapes.
Foresters know that some ecosystems depend on periodic fires in order to remain healthy. Many forests have evolved to withstand the flames, and rely on low-intensity fire every five to 15 years to remove undergrowth and prevent large catastrophic wildfires.
The USDA Forest Service has requested proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands.
The grants and cooperative agreements awarded under this announcement will support the Agricultural Act of 2014, and the nationwide challenge of disposing of hazardous fuels and other wood residues from the National Forest System and other forest lands in a manner that supports wood energy and wood products markets.
Moose Creek district ranger Joe Hudson and Byron Bonney, retired fire staff officer, worked together in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest to make better tactical decisions for the Johnson Bar Fire.
Fall wildfire season is here and officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry want to keep you and your family safe from the ravages of wildfire.
State Forester Bettina Ring said, “Preventing a wildfire from ever starting is critical to the safety and security of our citizens. And, since most wildfires (96 percent) in Virginia are caused by human activity, if people are careful and pay attention to weather conditions, they can keep themselves and their property safe by not letting a wildfire start.”
Two of the Ad Council’s most historic public service advertising (PSA) campaigns were voted by the public as a “Favorite Advertising Icon” and “Favorite Advertising Slogan,” as part of Advertising Week 2014.
Winning the contest will put Smokey Bear in the Advertising Walk of Fame alongside Madison Avenue.
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2014 NASF Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Role of State and Local Government in Wildfire Response and Management
This resolution addresses the need to reinforce the mission, roles, responsibilities, and importance of state and local government in wildland fire response and management, and ensure adequate federal funding and logistical support.
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