New research and findings were presented at the 2nd Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop in Reno, NV in March 2018. Team members Branda, Toddi, and Anne-Lise shared insights from multiple 2017 wildfire incidents.
The research focuses on how to reconcile differing and sometimes competing missions/needs that may also include competing values, interests, and priorities. Data presented were from ten of the most complex, and multi-jurisdictional fires from the past season. Findings suggest that there are some shared perspectives, including good communication, willingness to offer assistance, and sharing credit for success. There are also divergent perspectives on overall strategy, incorporating local resources, and the nature of critical values at risk, with Federal and local actors tending to agree and private and state actors tending to disagree.
Full presentation below: