|Thinning project and biomass utilization around High Desert Museum in Bend, OR|
Source: Project Wildfire
In a recent policy memo, DOI outlines implementation of the Cohesive Strategy in the Community Assistance program.
Objectives now include:
- Collaborative activities that meet the goals of the Cohesive Strategy;
- Enhancing capacity to mitigate, prevent and respond to DOI fires;
- Activities identified in Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs);
- Activities that include multiple partnerships; and
- Leveraging of funds.
Utilizing an "all lands, all hands" approach, the Department of Interior can focus on bureau missions while working to support tribal, state and local government, and shared missions realized in the three goals of the Cohesive Strategy.