Over the past two years of the Obama Administration, the Interior Department has implemented new policy and land management guidance, managed an oil spill disaster, and kicked off an effort to increase clean energy development on our public lands.
The Wilderness Society's Wildland Fire Program works to change our nation’s approach to fire management to focus on protecting communities, restoring ecosystems, and sustaining fire’s role in fire-dependent landscapes, where safe to do so. Our vision is of a landscape composed of fire-safe communities existing within a larger, healthy forest ecosystem.
David Moulton Director of Climate Change Policy, The Wilderness Society
Greetings from Copenhagen. As the Wilderness Society’s Director of Climate Change Policy, I’m here at the U.N. climate change negotiations hoping to see wild land issues find their proper place in the talks.
Though shifts in the wind aren’t always welcome when fighting wildfires, they can be very refreshing if they’re coming from the halls of government. Thanks to the hard work of the Forest Service, Department of Interior, Congress and nonprofits like ours, we’re starting to see positive change on a host of wildfire-related issues.