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Northeast Regional Strategy Committee Newsletter

November 2021

The Northeast Regional Strategy Committee (NE RSC) is established to coordinate and support the national Wildland Fire Leadership Council’s mission and priorities across the 20 Northeast and Midwest states to facilitate understanding of wildland fire policies and frameworks such as the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. The NE RSC provides strategic connections, fosters collaboration, and facilitates addressing regional priorities to support all wildland fire partners and their activities across the Northeast.

Membership includes, but is not limited to, representatives from federal, state, Tribal, local, non-governmental organizations, private industry and other agencies, organizations and individuals as approved by the NE RSC.  
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Evacuation Planning Perspectives: Learning from Practitioners & Researchers

     By: FAC Net Staff
     Oct 14, 2021 | 
     Photo Credit: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

NRCS Announces Conservation Funding Opportunities for 2022


WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing fiscal year 2022 assistance opportunities for agricultural producers and private landowners for key programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP),  and Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) program. While USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) accepts applications for these programs year-round, producers and landowners should apply by state-specific, ranking dates to be considered for this year’s funding.

Through conservation programs, NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help producers and landowners make conservation improvements on their land that benefit natural resources, build resiliency and contribute to the nation’s broader effort to combat the impacts of climate change.

“NRCS conservation programs are good for natural resources and for your operation’s bottom line,” said NRCS Chief Terry Cosby. “Whether this is your first time working with NRCS or you want to take conservation to the next level on your land, we encourage you to contact your local NRCS field office to learn more.”

First Panel of the
Fueling Collaboration Panel Discussion Series Season 2

Fire and the Carbon Cycle
November 18, 2021 at 12 - 1:30 PM Eastern
Click HERE to see more details

This Panel will explore the dynamic role that fire plays in soil nutrient cycling, carbon dynamics, and other ecosystem processes.REGISTER for all the Season Two Panels
or for more information visit:


It’s that time of year again to send a reminder or introduce this data contribution opportunity to the LANDFIRE program. LANDFIRE (LF) is an interagency vegetation, fire, and fuel characteristics mapping program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) ( To ensure LF products are current to support landscape assessment, analysis, and management decisions, LF relies heavily on data contributions.

Data Submission Deadline November 30, 2021

LANDFIRE Data Needs:
Primary focus - Polygon Disturbance and Treatment Activities that occurred in FY 2021 LF uses recent disturbance and treatment data to help attribute a disturbance cause to image-based change detections and update map layers in areas where vegetation and fuel have changed, keeping the data as current as possible. Examples of these types of data are listed in Table 1. Requested attributes (required and optional) are listed in Table 2. For more information visit:
  • Secondary focus – Vegetation/Fuel Plot Data and Invasive Plant Species(polygon/plots)
LF relies on plot data for training sites for mapping. For more information visit LF would also benefit from post-disturbance plot data and polygon or point data on invasive plant species.

Meetings and Trainings

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The Northeast Regional Strategy Committee (NE RSC) delivers articles and stories each month that demonstrate the collaborative efforts of agencies, organizations and communities supporting and promoting the three goals of the Cohesive Strategy: Restoring Resilient Landscapes, Creating Fire Adapted Communities and Responding to Wildfire. 
This news update is our primary communication tool with our partners and the public. Looking for more Northeast Region Cohesive Strategy information or past published news update issues? Go to:
GOT NEWS? Does your agency, organization or community have a wildland fire management project or event you'd like to see featured in the NE RSC News Update? Tell us about it! Submissions should be sent by the end of each month to appear in the next monthly issue. Just email to Larry Mastic.
Key Contacts:
Dave Celino

Chief Fire Warden
Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

Larry Mastic
Coordinator, Northeast Region
Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Important Links
Retrieving Northeast (NE) and National Cohesive Strategy (CS) documents and reports
All things CS plus past NE Regional Strategy Committee news updates

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