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About Decisions: Objectives and Requirements

The Objectives portion of a decision is where Incident Owners and Editors can:

Fire Management Units (FMUs) or Strategic Objective (SO) shapes for each federal agency and associated Strategic Objectives and Management Requirement text, derived from a unit’s Land, Resource, and Fire Management Plans, are uploaded into WFDSS by a Data Manager well ahead of fire season.

When a planning area is drawn, the Strategic Objectives and Management Requirements for each FMU or SO that the planning area intersects are auto-populated into the decision and available for reviewing on the Objectives tab. Decision makers develop decision content (Incident Objectives and Incident Requirements, Course of Action, etc.) that is commensurate with this direction, which ensures that decision content supports guidance provided in planning documents for the affected unit(s).

Changes in the planning area typically result in changes to the list of FMUs or SOs that the planning area intersects. If a different set of FMUs or SOs intersects the planning area, then a different set of Strategic Objectives and Management Requirements is likely applicable, warranting a review of each and potential additions and/or exclusions of Incident Objectives and/or Requirements.

Occasionally, values identified in Strategic Objectives and Management Requirements are not physically located in the planning area and Incident Owners may decide to not address these values in the Incident Objectives or Incident Requirements. If you determine this to be the case, use a decision editor to document why a value is not addressed in the decision content. You can do this once a pending decision has been created.

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Decision Content Tree

See Also

About the Decision Content Tree

About Decisions: Course of Action (COA)

About Decisions: Rationale

About the Text Editor


Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

About the WFDSS Decision Editors