NASF signs on to coalition letter to encourage Senate support of wildfire suppression funding

Congress took steps last week to restore $600 million to the U.S. Forest Service, which the agency had transferred from other programs to cover the cost of wildfire suppression during this year’s expansive forest fire season. NASF joined partners in a letter this week to encourage the Senate to do the same.

This funding, however, included in a Continuing Resolution proposed by the House Appropriations Committee, is only a short-term response.  The FLAME coalition supports the development of a long-term solution to the wildfire funding problem.