House passes FLAME Act

H.R. 1404, the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act, or FLAME Act, passed 412 to 3 in the House of Representatives Thursday. The legislation sets up a partitioned account for funding emergency wildfire suppression activities and aims to relieve much of the strain these catastrophic fires have had on the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior’s constrained budgets. NASF commends Congress for its demonstration of support and commitment to this critical issue.