Reducing Wildfire Threats: Funds Should Be Targeted to the Highest Risk Areas

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Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the efforts to reduce the future risk of catastrophic wildfires to human lives and property, focusing on (1) why conditions on federal forests and rangelands have reached the point that they pose a significant risk to nearby communities and to the ecological sustainability of lands and natural resources; (2) the history and status of efforts by the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to reduce the risk; and (3) budget-related issues that should be addressed to better ensure that ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. September 13, 2000.

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Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the efforts to reduce the future risk of catastrophic wildfires to human lives and property, focusing on (1) why conditions on federal forests and rangelands have reached the point that they pose a significant risk to nearby communities and to the ecological sustainability of lands and natural resources; (2) the history and status of efforts by the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to reduce the risk; and (3) budget-related issues that should be addressed to better ensure that the agencies spend effectively and account accurately for funds appropriated to reduce hazardous fuels."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Reducing Wildfire Threats: Funds Should Be Targeted to the Highest Risk Areas, text, September 13, 2000; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289799/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.