"Obama Targets Climate Change in Wildfire Strategy"

"The Obama administration released a comprehensive strategy document Wednesday aimed at reducing wildfires, which it says are being exacerbated by climate change.

The strategy recommends preventive measures like controlled burns, municipal and state zoning to reduce the effects of sprawl and incorporating watersheds into local management plans.

“Through more strategic coordination with local communities, the National Cohesive Strategy will help us better protect 46 million homes in 70,000 communities from catastrophic wildfires,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, whose department includes the United States Forest Service."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill's E2 Wire blog April 9, 2014.


"Obama Unveils New Wildfire Strategy Citing New Risks Posed By Climate Change" (Think Progress)

"Climate Change Just Reshaped America’s Wildfire Strategy" (Grist)

"National Wildland Fire Strategy Unveiled" (Bend Bulletin)

"Federal Government Blazes Ahead on Comprehensive Fire Management Plan" (OPB)

Source: E2 Wire/The Hill, 04/11/2014