FACT SHEET: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Continues Efforts to Address Growing Wildfire Threat

BRIEFING ROOM | https://www.whitehouse.gov | JULY 28, 2022 President Biden has directed his Cabinet officials, White House Homeland Security team, and the National Climate Task Force to build on his 2021 wildfire initiatives this year by ensuring wildfire prevention, preparedness, and response is a top priority, and bringing a whole-of-government approach to increasing our Nation’s resilience to […]

Rep. Lauren Boebert criticizes Forest Service chief for pausing prescribed burns

Federal agency says decision will have minimal impact By Aedan Hannon Herald Staff Writer | DurangoHarold.com | Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:02 Updated Tuesday, May. 31, 2022 5:21 Third Congressional District Rep. Lauren Boebert has criticized the U.S. Forest Service for pausing prescribed burns. However, the pause will have little effect on the agency’s prescribed burn […]

Peace at Last

Oregon Legislature inks SB 1546, creates Elliott State Research Forest  NEWS | CLAYTON FRANKE | 03/31/2022 The Oregon State Legislature may have passed a bill with a solution to one of the state’s long-standing timber wars.  On March 3, the Legislature approved Senate Bill 1546, decoupling the Elliott State Forest from the Common School Fund and creating […]

Commentary: ‘Carbon reserves’ on state lands aren’t the solution

The Washington Department of Natural Resources ‘carbon reserves’ policy is the same failed approach of the past 30 years but this time under a new name. NICK SMITH | American Forest Resource Council | Apr 17, 2022 The Washington Department of Natural Resources ‘carbon reserves’ policy is the same failed approach of the past 30 […]

Forest Service announces 10-year initiative to increase fuel treatment

Forest Service announces 10-year initiative to increase fuel treatment

It will use $2.42 billion authorized by the infrastructure bill for fiscal years 2022 through 2026 for fuels-related projects AuthorBill Gabbert | Wildfire Today | January 19, 2022 On Tuesday the U.S. Forest Service announced a 10-year strategy to address what they call the wildfire crisis which poses immediate threats to communities. The initiative, called […]

In wildfire ‘pivot,’ experts question federal focus

The U.S. Forest Service is trying to pivot from that long-held practice and instead use smaller fires as a tool to limit catastrophic blazes fed by decades of fuel buildup. Benjamin J. Hulac CQ-Roll Call (TNS) | www.union-bulletin.com | Jan 29, 2022 WASHINGTON — A series of forest fires burned 3 million acres in Idaho, […]

USDA, DOI, and FEMA Jointly Establish New Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission

Commission is tasked with recommending federal policies and strategies to more effectively prevent, mitigate, suppress and manage wildland fires, including the rehabilitation of land affected from wildland fires. www.tdworld.com | Jan. 11, 2022 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of the Interior (DOI) and Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced […]

We need sound policies to help withstand wildfire

Though wildfires can’t be extinguished completely, policies can be implemented that will help communities better prepare for and withstand wildfires and natural disasters.  DAVID WILLIAMS and CHRIS BROWN | mtstandard.com | Jan 9, 2022 Wildfires continue to wreak havoc on the western United States with more than 54,350 wildfires burning 6,802,729 acres across the region in 2021. […]

Premonitions of the Forest Service Wildfire 10 Year Plan

It’s a small team with representation from many parts of the Forest Service.  They will not be using the old approach- “everybody gets $5”. By Sharon | https://forestpolicypub.com/ | December 16, 2021 Chief Moore said many interesting things in his talk at the SAF Convention and in the Q&A’s that followed.  In this post, I’ll just […]