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Northwest Wildland Fire Protection Agreement

Document type
Bilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Oct 12, 1998
Source
FAO, FAOLEX;  IUCN (ID: TRE-148814)
Language
English
Entry into force
Nov 12, 1998
Subject
Forestry
Keyword
Forestry protection measures Forest fires International agreement-text Forest management/forest conservation
Abstract

This Agreement, entered into by and between state, provincial and territorial wildland fire protection agencies of the United States of America and Canada, shall promote effective prevention and control of forest fires in the Northwest wildland region of the United States and adjacent areas in Canada by providing for mutual aid by its members in fire control and by establishing procedures in operating plans that will facilitate such aid (art. I). Whenever a member requests aid from any other member in controlling or preventing wildland fires, other members shall render aid to the extent they possibly can (art. V). Article VI concerns the direction of aid by one member involving agents of other members. Members may request the United States Forest Service to act as the co-ordinating agency for purposes of this Agreement.

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