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Emergency Stabilization and Burned Area Rehabilitation Policy and Guidance
Responding to the GAO report entitled Better Information Needed on Effectiveness of Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Treatments, the Wildland Fire Leadership Council established directives for the Department of the Interior and the USDA Forest Service. The significant policy changes include:
Responding to those directives, both the Department of the Interior and the USDA Forest Service have revised their policy manuals.
In addition the Department of the Interior issued two directives implementing memorandum.
Individual Bureaus are updating their bureau policies to conform with the Departmental policy.
Revised interagency handbooks are under development and should be available in the near future.
Other compliance requirements include: