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Title

All Lands/All Hands Action Plan: Reducing Wildland Fire Risk on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
Contact(s):
Host Agency:
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • community assistance
  • CWPP - Community Wildfire Protection Plan
  • Dendroctonus rufipennis
  • hazardous fuel reduction
  • Kenai Peninsula
  • spruce bark beetle
Region(s):
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: November 12, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 6611

Description

The purpose of the All Lands/All Hands plan is to identify and prioritize the full range of work needed to mitigate the impacts of the spruce bark beetle on the Kenai Peninsula. This mitigation work is categorized according to the four goals and the three guiding principles of the National Fire Plan 10-Year Comprehensive Strategy. In accordance with the direction of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003, the plan places a priority on working collaboratively with communities in the Wildland Urban Interface and emphasizes the need for the 20 communities on the Kenai Peninsula to complete Community Wildfire Protection Plans. The plan was developed by the Kenai Forest, Wildfire Protection, and Fuels Management Coordinating Committee (formed in 2003). This interagency committee includes representatives from the USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region; the Kenai Peninsula Borough; the Alaska State Division of Forestry; Chugachmiut Inc.; the USFWS Kenai National Wildlife Refuge; the Bureau of Land Management; the Bureau of Indian Affairs; the Kenai Fjords National Park; and other cooperators.