OP-Ed on Fire Funding by 3 Former USFS Chiefs

LA Times essay by Dale N. Bosworth, Jack Ward Thomas, and Michael Dombeck.

An “archaic method of funding fire suppression is wreaking havoc with Forest Service budgets, and it is also making it likely we’ll see more and costlier fires.”

And: “Thankfully, a sensible solution to this problem exists in the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act. This proposed legislation would finally treat America’s most catastrophic wildfires in the way it treats other natural disasters, meaning that funds required to fight severe fires would be drawn from a federal emergency account rather than borrowed from other Forest Service programs.”

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