USDA agencies join forces, provide $30 million for wildfire mitigation projects

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Feb 10, 2014

A tip of our blogger hats goes to Bill Gabbert and Wildfire Today for alerting us to a newly announced set of projects sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) that will help restore forest health, improve water quality, and mitigate against fire damage. 

In his recent blog post, Gabbert documents the February 7 announcement of the project, called the Chiefs' Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership, part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan to responsibly cut carbon pollution, slow the effects of climate change and put America on track to a cleaner environment. The partnership will invest $30 million in 13 projects across the country this year to help mitigate wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protect water quality, and supply and improve wildlife habitat for at-risk species.

See the NRCS website for more details on the project, which will certainly go far to boost the concept of fire adapted communities in forested areas around the nation.