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The International Association of Wildland Fire in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and its three regional strategy committees, invite you to save the date for the  7th Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop, September 16-19, 2024 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

WFLC has affirmed that the Cohesive Strategy remains the solid framework by which all stakeholders can address barriers and identify solutions and actions for today’s complex wildland fire issues. The Cohesive Strategy Addendum Update was released earlier this year and provides a strategic look at the critical emphasis areas and key implementation challenges which were not addressed or have surfaced in the ten years since the development of the original 2014 Cohesive Strategy framework.

This event will take advantage of the unique opportunity to utilize the collective voice and brain trust of Workshop attendees to identify solutions and actions for barriers you’re experiencing, as well as for the Critical Emphasis Areas and Challenges outlined in the Cohesive Strategy Addendum that are keeping us from implementing the Cohesive Strategy at scale. The WFLC and its Western, Northeastern and Southeastern Regions will be pursuing these actions following the Workshop to help overcome barriers and provide further support for implementation of the Cohesive Strategy.

Who should attend?

This Workshop is considered “mission critical” for anyone working on these issues in local, state, Tribal and federal agencies, and organizations as well as non-governmental organizations and private companies. There is no other forum in the nation that provides these opportunities.

  • State, Federal, and Tribal land managers, agency administrators and fire managers
  • Federal, State and Private natural resource planning specialists
  • Local planning officials
  • Emergency management and law enforcement personnel
  • Wildfire risk reduction and post fire recovery practitioners
  • County and city management
  • Utilities management
  • Insurance industry leaders