|Governor Gary Herbert|
The amended Wildland Fire Policy now includes specific language that allows the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands to promote wildfire preparedness, wildfire mitigation, and wildfire prevention in addition to its other duties. The legislation also spells out the goals of the state-wide catastrophic wildfire reduction policy: restore and maintain landscapes; create fire adapted communities and improve wildfire response.....sound familiar! The bill also outlines that the State shall coordinate with counties, cities, towns and any other stakeholders in the development of the policy. A fantastic example of making headway towards the three goals of the Cohesive Strategy from a legislative angle. Read the full text of the amendment here.