Fire Policy Reform

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Cohesive Strategy for Wildfire Management

FUSEE comments on Cohesive Strategy

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Cohesive Strategy (Oct. draft)

Forums on the Cohesive Strategy for Wildland Fire Management - FUSEE's submitted written comments

Invitation: Forums on the Cohesive Strategy for Wildland Fire Management

Memorandum of Understanding – Wildland Fire Leadership Council

U.S. Forest Service Fire Policy Direction

USFS Fire Management Policy: Shift in Policy or Shifty Policy

USFS Chief Tom Tidwell's Letter of Intent on 2014 Fire Season (Feb. 6, 2014)

USFS Ten Questions: The Risk Decision Framework, 2014

USFS Chief Tom Tidwell's Letter of Intent on 2013 Fire Season (Feb. 20, 2013)

USFS Wildland Fire Response Protocol (Feb. 2013)

USFS Washington Office's "Overview of What has Not Changed in Chief's Letter of Intent" (March 2013)

USFS Deputy Chief Jim Hubbard's Memo on 2012 Wildfire Guidance (May 25, 2012)

Seewald and Derr's Wildfire Review Report for Congressman Steve Pearce and the National Institute for the Elimination of Catastrophic Wildfire (April 2013)

Media Stories on 2013 USFS Fire Policy Change

Forest Service Chief Announces Return to Sensible Policy for 2013 Wildfire Season:  Ends Fiscally and Ecologically Irresponsible Policy Against Managing Wildfires for Safety and Restoration Goals

March 6, 2013
Forest Service Hits Reverse on Firefighting Policy (Public News Service)

Forest Service Letter Gives Vague Ideas About Fighting Wildfires (NBC

March 7, 2013
Forest Service Appears to Shift Controversial -- and Shortsighted -- Firefighting Policy ( 

USFS: 'Fight All Fires' No More (Sheridan

March 8, 2013
Forest Service May Let More Fires Burn (Associated Press)

This March 8, 2013 Associated Press article was republished in whole or part in the following media outlets:
National Press (USA)
Washington Post
Time Magazine
The Weather Channel
Outside Magazine
Yahoo! News

Local and Regional Press
Sacramento Bee (CA) 
San Jose Mercury News (CA)
Contra Costa Times (CA) (Sonora, CA) Enterprise-Record (Chico, CA)
Willits News (CA)
Monterey County Herald (CA)
San Jose Mercury News (CA)
Marin Independent Journal (CA) (Saskatchewan, CAN) Durango Herald (CO)  Capitol Hill Blue (D.C.)
Orlando Sentinel (FL) Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) News Sentinel (Fort Wayne, IN)
Indiana Outdoor News (Granger, IN) Petosky News (MI)  Blue Ridge (Henderson, NC)
Santa Fe New Mexican (NM)  Ruidoso News (NM) Silver City Daily Press (NM) 
Visalia Times-Delta (NM) Aiken Standard (Aiken, SC) Sumter Times (SC)
Houston Chronicle (TX)  Corpus Christi Caller Times (TX) Standard Examiner (Ogden, UT)
Yakima Herald Republic (WA) Wenatchee World (WA) Watertown Daily Times (WI)
WBRC (Birmingham, AL) KMPH (Fresno, CA)  WFLA  (Tampa Bay, FL)
WXVN (Ft. Myers, FL) KTIV (Sioux City, IA) KWQC (Davenport, IA)
WJRT (Flint, MI) (Tulsa, OK) (Providence, RI)
WCSC (Charleston, SC)    

Forest Service on Wildfires: Burn, Baby, Burn: The Agency Appears to Have Backed Off Its Controversial "Aggressive Initial Attack" Strategy for Wildfires (Mother Jones

Forest Service Decides to 'Let It Burn'  (Salon)

U.S. Forest Service Adopts New (Old) Wildfire Policy (, Boise, ID) 

March 9, 2013
U.S. Forest Service Moves Away from Fire Policy (

March 11, 2013
Fire Suppression Flip-Flop (High Country News)

August 7, 2012
In a Major Policy Reversal, the Forest Service Is Fighting Every Fire This Year -- But at What Cost? (OnEarth)

Appropriate Management Response

Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy - FINAL

Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy - DRAFT

Quadrennial Fire Review 2009

Asymmetric Fire and Strategic Management Response

National Wildfire Coordinating Group: Memorandum 1-7-09

Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy

Begging the Question: Appropriate Management Response as a Toolbox vs. Tautology: Integrating Safety, Ethical, and Ecological Sideboards into AMR (FUSEE)

FUSEE AMR policy proposals

Decision Not to Approve New or Continued Wildland Fire Use or Prescribed Fire

Strategic Implementation Plan Template

Cost Management Strategy DRAFT

Modification of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy Guidance

Briefing Paper: Modifying Guidance for Implementation of Fed. Wildland Fire Policy

2008 Directions to Leaders - Federal Fire & Aviation programs

Incentives & Wildfire Suppression Policy

AMR Long-term Implementation Plan (PowerPoint)

Fire Executive Council: Briefing Paper: Modifying Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Policy

National Fire Plan: Wildland Fire Leadership Council Decision Document

Appropriate Management Response: Northern Rockies 2007

Appropriate Management Response (AMR) Policies: A State Perspective – Management considerations for large, long duration wildland fire incidents in Montana

AMR Briefing Paper, Fire Executive Council

AMR Briefing Paper Timeline, Wildland Fire Leadership Council

Issue Paper: Implementing Appropriate Management Response 

Uncle Stu

JFSP Research Interest on AMR


R1 AMR Summary for the Northern Rockies

R3 Wildland Fire Management Efficiencies Implementation Guide

USFS AMR Guide 2007

USFS AMR Guide 2006

FUSEE members quoted in the press

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