The path to achieving integrated fire management is a murky one and is based upon adaptive management - an approach that embraces uncertainty so that strategies may be changed easily when goals are not being reached. The present strategies to promote IFM is to:
develop strong analysis of ecological fire regimes and fire-related issues,
implement appropriate fire policy,
improve fire use methods (prescribed fire, cultural burning, and managed wildfire),
strengthen or maintain suppression capabilities,
enact post-fire recovery and restoration for both social and ecosystem needs.
In this photo: an map of Spain's ecosystems and forests can be observed next to rounds of its various Quercus species. Wildfire management planning is dependent on recognition of eco-zones and their respective fire regimes.