The Cohesive Strategy in 2020: Dynamic Adaptation in a Novel World” online event, presented by International Association of Wildland Fire in Partnership with Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and its Western, Southeastern and Northeastern Regional Strategy Committees, was October 28, 2020 11:00-2:00 pm MDT.

Learn more about each of the regional strategy committees:

Northeast Region Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
Western Region Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
Southeast Region Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

This online event featured a facilitated panel with Vicki Christiansen, Chief, US Forest Service; Jeff Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire, DOI; and George Geissler, State Forester, Washington State DNR. They provided leaders intent around the Cohesive Strategy as we look forward and provided some context to the implementation of the strategy throughout 2020.  Questions were asked by our community through the survey we conducted, as well as the participates online during the event.  We also heard from several presenters demonstrating novel adaptations from around the country.

View the full program schedule, resources and links, and webinar recording below:

Final CS Workshop Program – October 28, 2020.

Resources and Links

Featured Presenters

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Vicki Christiansen
Chief, US Forest Service
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Jeff Rupert
Director, OWF, DOI
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George Geissler
State Forester, WA DNR
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Lowell Ballard
Timmons Group
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Bill Tripp
Karuk Tribe, DNR
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Dave Celino
Massachusetts DCR
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Mark D. Stanford
Texas A&M FS
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Les Rogers
Texas A&M FS
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Jason Kuiken
Stanislaus NF
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