NASF writes to House, Senate appropriators regarding creation of wildfire position

The National Association of State Foresters has written a letter to House and Senate appropriations leadership regarding the creation of a “Deputy Chief for Fire and Aviation” position for the administration of Wildland Fire Management appropriations.

While we agree more must be done to minimize the threat of catastrophic wildfire, we are concerned that establishing a Deputy Chief for Fire and Aviation would divert valuable resources  from land management activities that reduce the threat of wildfire, only to establish additional bureaucracy around wildfire suppression.

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