Wildland Fire Leadership Council Releases Vision & Key Messages on Benefits Prescribed Fire for Partners to Use!

Joint Vision and Key Messages describing the Relative Benefits of Prescribed Fire to Wildland Fire

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Welcome to the Southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy Website

Fire plays an essential role in the southeastern landscape. Managed carefully, wildland fire increases the health of fire-dependent habitats such as longleaf and shortleaf pine ecosystems, is required for some plants to reproduce, and may decrease wildfire severity. Fire, however, can also be a destructive force on the landscape, threatening lives, property, and the natural environment. The Southeastern U.S. is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. This growth, notably along the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), can create complex wildland fire management challenges. Addressing these challenges requires broad collaboration and innovative solutions from diverse stakeholders.The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Fire Strategy) seeks to address these complex challenges.

The goal of this website site is to provide an online resource for southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy information and news and to provide tools and resources to professionals and the public that can increase landscape resiliency, protect communities and ensure a safe, effective and risk-based fire response.

To meet national Cohesive Fire Strategy goals in the Southeast, collaboration is essential. Explore this website to find out how you can get involved and be part of the solution!