National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop


National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

March 26-29, 2018, Reno, Nevada, USA

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

The 2nd National Cohesive Strategy Workshop theme is:  Making a Difference – Building Capacity, Improving Preparedness, and Learning From Experience.

The workshop will be innovative, constructive, and thought-provoking. It will bring together a wide range of interested and involved parties to discuss the Cohesive Strategy.  It will be conducted under a traditional workshop structure where a neutral forum will allow and facilitate discussion, working sessions, brainstorming, and information dissemination about planning and implementation status, management treatments, policy, and latest relevant research findings. 

The workshop will be resolute in its focus on building capacity in practitioners, improving preparedness to meet challenges, and to provide opportunities to learn from past experiences – both positive and negative experiences.  It will be an opportunity for interested individuals to participate rather than only listen, to provide input, ask questions, and share important information.  Attendees will be able to be active participants, not just passive listeners. It will blend science and experience into practices and processes and will fill an important gap that is not currently being filled. 

The workshop will inspire collaborative interaction that can only be considered mission critical and operationally supportive for all individuals and organizations having an interest and role in making a difference in wildland fire management across the country.  No other forum will offer the opportunities presented by this workshop.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Provide clear understanding of the importance of all Cohesive Strategy planning and implementation across the entire country (leaders intent on why, where we are now, and where we will be in the future – state of the strategy and implementation).
  • Reinforce the timeliness of this national strategy and workshop, promote awareness of their importance, value, and accomplishments, and reinforce the need for sustained energy and actions.
  • Provide learning opportunities from past experiences for all attendees in implementing the Cohesive Strategy now and into the future.
  • Improve preparedness for wildland fire management challenges by promoting discussion and information dissemination about planning and implementation status, collaborative activities, scale of activities, nation-wide accomplishments and milestones, management treatments, and policy.
  • Build capacity for planning and implementing activities in support of the Cohesive Strategy.
  • Develop recommendations for documenting continuing actions on this subject.

Presented by:
International Association of Wildland Fire

In Partnership with:
Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeastern and Northeastern Regional Strategic Committees


Mikel Robinson
Executive Director
International Association of Wildland Fire
1418 Washburn Street
Missoula, Montana 59801 USA

(01) (406) 531-8264
Toll Free from US & Canada:
(888) 440-IAWF (4293)


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