Millions to be invested to address western wildfire risk

0629 WildfireWashington, D.C. — $5 million is being invested to address the wildfire risk across western states.

The United States Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service announced a new partnership with the American Forest Foundation along with the monetary investment.

The money will help protect 3.5 million acres of private land and water supplies.

The partnership is a public-private one that includes forestland owners and managers.

Six landscapes will receive priority, including the Blue Mountains in Northeast Oregon and the Sierra Nevada region in California.

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