The initiative will explore mechanisms to increase access to a consistent and reliable flow of woody feedstock resulting from community scale vegetation management. A more reliable flow of feedstock will support innovations in the wood products industry. This additional woody material can be integrated into existing feedstock flows from public and commercial lands, including woody feedstock removed from agricultural lands, forests, and around communities.

To help coordinate vegetation management at the community scale, the initiative will explore opportunities to align funding from a variety of sources to pay for the work. Potential sources include state, federal and private revenues, as well as returns on the commercial value generated from the feedstock. Aligning this funding can help to more efficiently achieve the scale of effort needed to support community fire resilience.