ON FIRE: The Report of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission

In response to the wildfire crisis that has been growing in the United States, President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law created the federal Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission in 2021 and charged it with recommending improvements to how federal agencies manage wildfire across the landscape. Co-chaired by the Departments of Agriculture, the Interior and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Commission's 50 members sought to address the wildfire system holistically, with a goal of creating communities and landscapes that are resilient to wildfire as a natural and integral part of the nation’s future. This report is the result of such efforts, as it reflects one of the most sweeping and comprehensive reviews of the wildfire system to date. This report makes 148 recommendations covering seven key themes: 1) Urgent New Approaches, 2) Supporting Collaboration, 3) Shifting from Reactive to Proactive, 4) Enabling Beneficial Fire, 5) Supporting and Expanding the Workforce, 6) Modernizing Tools for Informed Decision-making, 7) Investing in Resilience.