In late May, the US Department of the Interior announced $10 million in funding for the Wildland Fire Resilient Landscapes Program. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah will receive $3.5 million of that funding for fuels reduction and greater sage-grouse habitat improvement in the southwest part of the state.
Please take moment and watch the video above on the Southern Utah Resilient Landscape Collaborative.
I love the opening scene with Paul Briggs, BLM Utah Fuels Manager who says, "...the Resilient Landscapes Collaborative is the right thing to do. This is the future of natural resource management."
It is indeed. The Southern Utah Resilient Landscapes Collaborative has embraced the principles and tenets of the Cohesive Strategy as they engage a new approach to achieve fire resiliency goals across landscapes based on collaborative goals. This collaborative approach is strengthening fire management's ability to restore and maintain landscapes across all jurisdictions, while increasing their overall resistance to disturbance.
The program is already showing success in the watershed and across the landscape. Please take a moment to watch and read the full release here.