Quadrennial Fire Review is released

The final version of the 2009 Quadrennial Fire Review has been released. Here is a description from the introduction:

The Quadrennial Fire Review (QFR) is a strategic assessment process that is conducted every four years to evaluate current mission strategies and capabilities against best estimates of the future environment for fire management. This integrated review is a joint effort of the five federal natural resource management agencies and their state, local, and tribal partners that constitute the wildland fire community. The objective is to create an integrated strategic vision document for fire management.

The 2009 QFR presents incoming federal policy leadership and the agency senior executives with the driving forces for change, suggested mission strategies, and analyses of workforce and operational capabilities. The document provides a solid foundation for policy discussions within the federal agencies and, importantly, among the federal agencies and state, local, tribal, and other partners. While the QFR is not a formal policy or decision document, it sets the stage for a “strategic conversation” about future direction and change in fire management.

Update Dec. 18, 2021: here are links to the 2014 Quadrennial Fire Review and the 2005 Quadrennial Fire and Fuels Report , usually now referred to as the 2005 Quadrennial Fire Review.

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