Friday, October 2, 2015

Nevada Stakeholders Coming Together Under the Cohesive Strategy

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In a statewide approach to address the wildland fire issues across Nevada, members of the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, Nevada Fire Chiefs, and other stakeholders met this week at the Community Protection, Resilient Landscapes and Effective Fire Response: A Summit on Nevada's Collaborative Approach to the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy. 

Nevada State Forester Bob Roper says working together is critical to minimizing the fire threat. Fires don't respect jurisdictional lines and neither should any level of response. Improving collaboration among agencies and stakeholders at the landscape and community levels, before fires start, was also a focus of the event. Coordinated prescribed fires and improving community preparedness around homes and properties are also key components to addressing wildland fire issues.  Get the full story here.

The purpose of the Summit was to convene an inclusive stakeholder group to build familiarity with the Cohesive Strategy, create a stakeholder network and identify strategic actions for implementing the Strategy in Nevada. The focus question was, "What opportunities might exist in Nevada to further accomplishments around landscapes, communities and response?"  

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