Rincon Mountains viewed from the Catalinas

Restore ecosystem processes and create resilient ecosystems

  • Integrate the existing fire management program and FireScape
  • Develop a basis for restoring sustainable, more natural fire regimes across large areas such as entire mountain ranges or large landscapes
  • Improve management techniques and incorporate lessons learned from past and on-going work

Apply innovative and scientific approaches

  • Take advantage of mosaic patterns and reduced fuels left by past fires
  • Use non-traditional tools and new technologies that have succeeded elsewhere
  • Reduce undesirable effects of catastrophic wildfire on people and communities
  • Conduct research and monitoring to answer key questions

Keep people engaged in all activities

  • Develop a shared vision by seeking out and working with partners and the public
  • Share our experiences with others