WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 052115
(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Katie Lighthall, Western Region Coordinator for the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, sent along the Secretary of the Interior's new wildfire policy for the Great Basin with the following comments: "Great news from Department of Interior yesterday. Secretary Jewell and Idaho Governor announced the final Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy. It emphasizes four key priorities and achievement through collaboration. Fantastic demonstration of Cohesive Strategy at work from the uppermost levels of land management to the private landowners and rangelands at risk....take a look!"
An Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy
(2) CAL FIRE said that there has been a 60% increase in wildfires this year due to the drought affecting the wildland and water supply
Water supply decrease affects how wildfires are fought
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