Wildfire Resilience Coalition

Transformative Paradigm Shift

Advancing a more strategic and coordinated approach to wildfire resilience

Wildfire Resilience Coalition

Restoring Wildfire Resilience

Increasing the scale of scientifically informed management, including thinning and controlled burning, with corresponding investments in community preparedness

© Jason Houston/Courtesy The Nature Conservancy

Wildfire Resilience Coalition

Science-Informed Management

Federal, Tribal, state, local, and private partners working for transformational change to mitigate wildfire risk

© Jason Houston/Courtesy The Nature Conservancy

Wildfire Resilience Coalition

Concentrated Investment

A bold paradigm shift is needed to change the trajectory of the wildland fire crisis

© Benjamin Drummond/Courtesy The Nature Conservancy

What We Do

The Wildfire Resilience Coalition (WRC) seeks to help federal, Tribal, state, local, and private partners realize the transformational change in how wildfire risk is managed in the United States. A critical component of this work will be to leverage the investments and authorities for wildfire resilience in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to that end.

Why a Coalition

A bold paradigm shift is needed to change the trajectory of the wildland fire crisis the nation faces. Effectively building resilience to the inevitable wildfire will require close partnerships across both the public and private sectors to restore forests at a scale not previously contemplated. To achieve that needed scale, the WRC supports increasing the pace of scientifically informed management, including thinning and controlled burning, with corresponding investments in community preparedness.

The Wildfire Resilience Coalition
supports the following core values:

TRANSFORMATIVE
PARADIGM SHIFT
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A bold, transformative paradigm shift is needed to change the trajectory of wildland fire; federal and state agencies will need support to be successful across all forest landscapes.

RESTORING
WILDFIRE RESILIENCE
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Restoring wildfire resilience should be informed by a whole-of-society approach, which requires partnering with local communities, states, tribal governments, and public and private sectors to achieve resilience outcomes.

SCIENCE
INFORMED MANAGEMENT
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Science informed management, to include thinning and prescribed burning, is focused on the outcome of wildfire resilience.

CONCENTRATED
INVESTMENT
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Wildfire resilience actions require concentrated investment over time at scale to achieve meaningful results across landscapes and communities.

Wildfire Resilience Focused on Resilient Landscapes and Fire Adapted Communities

Wildfire resilience refers to a suite of actions taken to prepare for, recover from, and reduce the risks and impacts of increasingly severe wildfire events. The 2014 National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy established three overarching goals aimed at fostering resilient landscapes, fire adapted communities and a safe and effective wildfire response. Wildfire resilience focuses on actions taken before and after fires for these first two goals.