Congressional briefing on FLAME fund April 23

NASF will be among members of the Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Solutions on Friday, April 23, as they brief congressional staffers on the FLAME Act and the Contingency Reserve Fund as proposed in the President's FY11 budget. The Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement Act (FLAME Act) was signed into law October 30, 2009.  The purpose for the establishment of the FLAME Fund was the recognition that the cost of wildfire suppression was having a significant impact on the ability to fund critical non-fire suppression programs on federal, state and private forests and grasslands. For more information or if you wish to RSVP and attend the House (10 am) or Senate (1 pm) briefing, contact firesuppressionfunding@gmail.com by April 16.