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Ecosytem Recovery: Southeastern Massachusetts Hazardous Fuels Mitigation

The coastal area of Massachusetts includes over 100,000 acres of pine barrens, heathlands, and grasslands that are prone to wildfire. The area is also fragmented by extensive development with primary residences and vacation homes. Over the years conflagrations have resulted in significant property damage. Decades of fire suppression have resulted in mature, closed canopy forests, putting new development at risk from catastrophic wildfires.

New Smokey Bear Video Teaches About Fire Prevention

The Challenge: On average over 22,000 wildfires burn nearly 900,000 acres of land in the United States every year. Over the past 20 years the number, size, and intensity of wildfires have increased. Yet one statistic has stayed the same through the years—9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by people. Children and adults continually need reminders to be careful with fire when enjoying our natural resources and to follow the five rules of fire prevention. Since 1944, the Forest Service has used Smokey Bear as the national symbol to teach children about the dangers of wildfires.

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) Minnesota DNR, Division of Forestry

Housing growth in the forested areas of Minnesota continues at an exponential rate. The dense jack pine stands characteristic of the lake states have burned furiously in the past with devastating killing hundreds of people and destroying homes. The development of new communities in these areas made up of often uninformed residents necessitates the need to improve fire protection through improved planning.

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Northeast Regional Action Plan

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This publication details the goals, desired outcomes, management options, outcome measures, and priority implementation tasks for the Northeast Cohesive Strategy Region. These actions, as identified by the Northeast Regional Strategy Committee (RSC), will enable the Northeast Region to make progress in achieving the overarching goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Restore and Maintain Resilient Landscapes, Fire Adapted Communities, and Wildfire Response.

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