The ‘perfect storm’ fueling wildfire fighting costs

The ‘perfect storm’ fueling wildfire fighting costs

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: Mountain West News
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Earlier this year Congress passed a “fire funding fix” that changes the way in which the federal government will pay for large fires during expensive fire seasons. This is vital for helping to restore the Forest Service budget. But the funding fix doesn’t affect the factors that drive costs, such as climate trends and more people living in fire prone landscapes.