U.S. Forest Service Announces New 10 Year Wildfire Mitigation Strategy

The US Forest Service will dramatically increase fuels and forest health treatments by up to four times the current treatment levels in a 10 year strategy plan. USDA Secretary Tom Vil sack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore announced the plan known as “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis.” This new strategy aims to protect communities and improve resilience in America’s forests. Accumulating fuels, a warming climate, and expanding development in the wildland-urban interface has been a direct result of the recent catastrophic wildfires. The plan will treat up to an additional 20 million acres on National Forest System lands, and up to an additional 30 million acres of other Federal, State, Tribal, and private lands.