The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Services Non-fire Work

US Forest Service
http://1.usa.gov/1OQlRSb

In a new report, the Forest Service estimates that within a decade, the agency will spend more than two-thirds of its budget to battle ever-increasing fires, while mission-critical programs that can help prevent fires in the first place such as forest restoration and watershed and landscape management will continue to suffer. Meanwhile, the report notes, these catastrophic blazes are projected to burn twice as many acres by 2050.

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