Federal Funding for Wildfire Control and Management

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This report looks at four issues dominating wildfire funding debates: the high cost of fire management, funding for fuel reduction, the federal role in protecting nonfederal lands, and post-fire rehabilitation. The Forest Service (FS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) are responsible for protecting most federal lands from wildfires, however, many in Congress are concerned that wildfire costs are spiraling upward without a reduction in damages.

Creator(s): Gorte, Ross W.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 5, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Gorte, Ross W.

Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 5, 2011
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This report looks at four issues dominating wildfire funding debates: the high cost of fire management, funding for fuel reduction, the federal role in protecting nonfederal lands, and post-fire rehabilitation. The Forest Service (FS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) are responsible for protecting most federal lands from wildfires, however, many in Congress are concerned that wildfire costs are spiraling upward without a reduction in damages.

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29 pages.

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