LETTER: Governors call for end to “fire borrowing”

CATEGORY:
Wildfires

Western Governors sent a letter on Nov. 15, 2016, to Congressional leaders reiterating their support for congressional efforts to end the so-called “fire borrowing” practice employed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Department of the Interior to fund wildfire suppression activities. The outreach urged Congress to "pass legislation to fund federal wildfires off-budget (as many states already do), and ensure the USFS budget for forest restoration, recreation, road maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, funding to states to treat Wildland-Urban Interface areas, insect and disease response activities, and wildlife/watershed protection is fully restored." Read, download the Letter


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