The content of this site is driven by feedback and input from community-based wildfire practitioners, collected and formatted by the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network.
The vision of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy asks us, as a nation, to live with wildland fire. To achieve this sweeping vision, the Cohesive Strategy has three goals: fire adapted communities, safe and effective wildfire response, and resilient landscapes. We can’t achieve any of these goals without the fundamental interaction between people and place.
The phrase “landscape treatment” means different things to each of us and it depends on our experience and perspective. Landscape treatment can mean a fuel break, roadside thinning, completion of an environmental analysis document, prescribed fire, action by land management agencies, collaborative work between residents and organizations to complete mutual goals, multi-party monitoring and more.
This page has resources, examples and tools for many aspects of landscape treatment.
The Forest Stewards Guild has been working with partners near Asheville, North Carolina to help residents both understand the need for prescribed fire on the landscape as well as have the opportunity to experience the act of treating the landscape. “Learn-and-Burn” events provide residents, land managers, and partners with the opportunity to work together to build a foundation for future landscape treatments.