Is USFS World’s Most Expensive Wildland Firefighting Agency?

At least in the U.S., no one even comes close. The Forest Service oversees 193 million acres with a wildland fire management budget of about $2 billion. That’s $10.36/acre. The Department of Interior manages 500 million acres with a wildland fire budget of $856 million. That’s $1.71/acre. By the way, DOI enjoys a 98% initial …

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