Future #4 – Radical Change

Imagine it is the year 2034. Reflect on how we got to the future described below. To participate, select “Give Input to Future(s).” (Note: When answering the questions, please imagine and envision ‘how could we get here?’ We want to understand the series of events that could lead to that future.)

FUTURE STATE: Radical new technologies and markets have created dramatic opportunities for the wildland fire management community. Despite a lower budget, the community has been able to prioritize the funds that it does have to achieve a sustainable landscape and significantly decreased public health impacts.

  • Required:What trends, events, or shocks (i.e. unexpected occurrences with major implications) could drive us to this future?
  • Optional:What changes to strategy, organizational structure, capabilities, and infrastructure would be necessary to address the future we are facing?