The Fuels Management Committee (FMC) provides leadership and coordination in uniting the wildland fuels management programs of member agencies under the common purpose of reducing risks of wildfire to communities while improving and maintaining ecosystem health.
The Fuels Management Committee has primary responsibility for developing, implementing and providing oversight for an effective and coordinated National interagency wildland fuels management program. The program is designed to help mitigate risks from wildland fires to the wildland/urban interface and its infrastucture and to maintain and restore healthy vegetative communities in other wildland areas.
The FMC consists of members from the five federal wildland firefighting agencies at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise Idaho. This webpage will provide you with the latest interagency guidance for hazardous fuels.
The committee provides national interagency program oversight to: Reduce wildland fire risk to communities, restore and maintain land health, ensure that Hazardous Fuels Reduction program funding is targeted to the highest national fuels project priorities, ensure program accountability, effectiveness and efficiency, develop standards and policy for prescribed fire, promote efficient biomass use, promote economic opportunities for rural communities, emphasize landscape scale cross-boundary projects.