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Our goal is to Protect forests from threats through:
- Maintaining federal, state, and local agency capacity in wildland fire preparedness, prevention, and response through the sharing of resources, equipment, and information; training; data collection and technology development; and integration of state, federal, and other programs.
- Minimizing risks to individuals, firefighters, property, and communities from wildland fire through effective response to wildfire incidents, education programs, and private lands stewardship. Education is needed on private lands stewardship to reduce wildfire risks, improving forest health, and safeguarding public health. Specific management actions can include fuel breaks, thinning, pruning, prescribed burning, and other landscape modifications
- Focusing on priority areas and species to maintain ecosystem health, preserve ecosystem services, and avoid public safety hazards associated with large-scale tree mortality events. An adaptive and collaborative cycle of planning, responding and monitoring will foster sound decision making and efficient action. Regulating the movement of firewood and other raw wood products can help reduce the transport of invasive species, pests, and disease within and across state lines and islands.