ABSTRACT

U.S. Department of the Interior, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Wildfire Risk Five-Year Monitoring, Maintenance, and Treatment Plan   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "American communities continue to bear the brunt of droughts, wildfires, flooding, and other climate-driven disasters. Wildfires have been growing in intensity and number, adversely impacting air quality, contaminating drinking water, destroying important fish and wildlife habitat, and causing billions of dollars in damages to homes and infrastructure. On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The law provides historic, long-term investments in the infrastructure and economy of the United States, including more than $5 billion directed to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The BIL provides a transformative opportunity for DOI and USDA to modernize their wildland fire workforce and increase the pace and scale of fuels management and ecosystem restoration across Federal and Tribal Nation lands."

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Date:
2022-04
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of the Interior: https://www.doi.gov/
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pdf
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