The primary target audience for this scenario is the Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC). WFEC is a discretionary advisory committee established under the authorities of the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture and provides advice and recommendations on national wildland fire management.
Background & Purpose
According to naturalresources.gov in 2012 9.3 million acres of land was burned nationwide while only 200,000 acres were harvested. In other words this means that there were 44 times as many uncontrolled wildfires as there were controlled wildfires. The U.S. Forest Service stated that between 65 and 82 million acres of land are at “high risk” of unsalvageable wild fires this is due to the fact that there are nearly 5 times as many trees per acre than the times of our nation’s greatest explorers(Committee on Natural Resources 2013, 09). The end result of this is land bein...
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