Note: This is a two-hour session divided into two parts. You have registered for the first, presentation-focused hour of the session. This will focus on table-setting presentations that will ground participants in the landscape of federal policy making venues impacting prescribed fire policies and practice.
If you would like to join the second hour, which is discussion-focused, please email bshively(at)wallowaresources.org.
Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Forest Service’s 10-year Wildfire Strategy signal a new era of historic investments in ecosystem restoration and wildfire risk reduction in the western U.S. But as initial projects and implementation plans are announced, the opportunities for community-based prescribed fire practitioners and advocates to engage in and inform the strategic expansion of prescribed fire continues to be unclear. In this session, we will:
--Unpack the complex terrain of federal policymaking entities and venues that will influence federal wildfire and fuels reduction strategies.
--Review RVCC’s and partners’ collective prescribed fire and cooperative burning advocacy interests and recommendations.
--Identify opportunities for engagement, coalition-building, and advocacy using existing or new venues and strategies.