The 2000 National Fire Plan
and the 2012 National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy are federal-state partnerships to address the problems of the at-risk O&C forests and those like them throughout the West.
Under the VFA program, over $80,000 will be awarded to towns and cities across Massachusetts that is funded by the Cooperative Forestry Program (CFP) and the National Fire Plan
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The National Fire Plan--The National Fire Plan
(NFP) was developed in August 2000 "with the intent of actively responding to severe wildland fires and their impacts to communities while ensuring sufficient firefighting capacity for the future" (National Fire Plan
National Fire Plan
(9), and a guide for public health officials regarding wildfire smoke health effects and prevention measures is available at http://www.oehha.ca.gov/air/risk_assess/wildfirev8.pdf.
Assistance programs to rural communities and landowners have been cut across the board, such as Economic Action Programs (eliminated), State Fire Assistance under the National Fire Plan
(down 19 percent), and the Forest Stewardship Program (down 41 percent).
have collectively become known as the National Fire Plan
Driving this segment of the Forest Products Laboratory's work is the USDA's National Fire Plan
, mandated by Congress after the disastrous fires of spring and summer 2000.
As a result, the president proposed and Congress enacted an expanded and reoriented program called the National Fire Plan
. (13) This new program doubled the funding for wildland fire programs and broadened them to more fully address the needs for hazard mitigation and restoration of burned areas, in addition to the traditionally dominant fire-suppression activity.
Volunteers enrolled in this program provide fire education and services to communities in 13 states, and in January 2003 were awarded the National Fire Plan
Award for Excellence in Community Assistance.
The payoffs from such a program could begin with more efficient and strategic use of the federal wildland fire assistance already going to state and local governments, and could grow through better coordination with other National Fire Plan
funds as well as with FEMA, state, and local funding.
Because the National Fire Plan
had funded an 8,000-acre controlled burn nearby the previous September.