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Wildland Fire Management and Resilient Landscapes 2016

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Western Governors' Association Policy Resolution 2016-06: Western Governors call on Congress and the Administration to address issues that would mitigate wildfire danger in western states and promote healthy forests and rangelands. The Governors call upon Congress and the Administration to address the issue of “fire borrowing," to fully implement the FLAME Act, to accomplish the goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, and to take advantage of current authorities to expedite projects that would improve western ecosystems and reduce extreme wildfire danger.

Regional Wildfire Fighting Resources

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Western Governors’ Association Policy Resolution 2014-10: Western Governors believe western states should work together to identify options to expand the availability and sharing of wildfire firefighting resources. This includes, among other things, encouraging Congress and the Administration to ensure the federal aerial wildfire fighting fleet is rebuilt as expeditiously as possible, urging the Department of Defense to identify all available National Guard wildfire fighting resources, and encourage expansion of local fire mobilization plans.