IIJA Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington Fuels Managemet and Community Fire Assistance
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM Oregon/Washington (ORWA) Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance programs use a risk-based approach that supports the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
goals of restoring and maintaining Fire Resilient Landscapes, creating Fire Adapted
Communities and Responding to Wildfire. This is to be accomplished by:
1. Planning and implementing strategies to protect communities and infrastructure and to enhance, restore or maintain forest and rangeland plant communities, including habitats that are critical for special status species and other highly valued resources and assets where they are at risk from wildlfire.
2. Promoting public understanding and facilitating citizen-driven efforts to reduce the threat and impact of wildfire through community planning, education, mitigation, community
assistance, and fuels management on federal and non-federal land.
3. Fostering and promoting fuels management and community assistance coordination, cooperation, and partnerships with other federal, state, tribal, local government, non-government organizations, universities, and private entities.
4. Planning and implementing effective fuels treatment strategies that ensure resilient
landscapes, emphasizes effectiveness as it relates to mitigating wildfire impacts, and help provide a safe and effective response to wildfire.
5. Coordination with other landowners and cooperators to ensure fuels treatments are
planned and implemented across landscapes.
6. Enhance local and small business employment opportunities.
- City or township governments
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Independent school districts
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Special district governments
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- County governments
- Private institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- State governments