Invitation for stakeholders: a collaborative forest landscape workshop

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Mar 13, 2012

Are you a Firewise community representative? The Western Governors' Association invites you to participate in a National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop at the IAFC Wildland/Urban Interface Conference at the Grand Sierra Hotel in Reno, Nevada, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 10 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. The Stakeholder Workshop is free and open to the public.

The Stakeholder Workshop will feature a discussion of collaborative landscape forest restoration projects currently operating under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP), which serve as examples of holistic programs that meet the goals and objectives of the Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. These projects are aimed at improving forest health and resilience, while at the same time reducing the threat of wildfire to communities, and reducing the cost of fighting wildfires in the project areas - the three goals of the Cohesive Strategy.

Participants will be updated on Phase III of the Cohesive Strategy and will have an opportunity to network with Cohesive Strategy leaders and partners at a networking reception.

Some topics to be discussed include:

  • Encouraging collaborative approaches to landscape management
  • Conducting effective education and outreach
  • Using active vegetation management tools and techniques
  • Supporting working forests and wildlands, local economies and job creation, and diverse products and markets.

All forest stakeholders are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Eden Koljord, WGA Workshop Coordinator, at 928-266-6237or ekoljord@yahoo.com  for more information and to register for the workshop.