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Climate Change May Add Billions to Wildfire Costs

A new study is part of an ongoing project by three groups to examine what it calls the missing risks, such as wildfires, that climate change can make more expensive. The groups are the Environmental Defense Fund, the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
 

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 National Association of State Foresters Annual Report

The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) FY 2013-2014 annual report is more than just an update on association accomplishments.  It is a testament to what engaged State Foresters, hard-working staff, and supportive partners did to help keep America’s working forests working.  Our work has real impact far beyond the beltway.         

Opinion: Congress should do more to protect the country from wildfires

Entering the final month of an intense wildfire season that has set the American West ablaze, with more than 17,000 wildfires across 2.3 million acres, Congress must recognize that its model for wildfire suppression is broken.

Agriculture Sectretary Vilsack on Skyrocketing Wildfire Costs

Over the past 20 years, a changing climate, population growth near forests and rangelands, and the buildup of brush and other fuels have dramatically increased the severity of wildfires and the damage that they cause to our natural lands and communities.

State Forester Jim Karels Recognized by Florida Cabinet

Florida Cabinet Meeting in August 2014Florida State Forester Jim Karels was recognized by the Florida Cabinet this week in appreciation for his leadership during the investigation into the deaths of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona in 2013.

FY 2013 Communities at Risk Report

The National Association of State Foresters has released the FY 2013 Annual Report on Communities at Risk. 
 
The National Association of State Foresters continually surveys all states to determine progress in identifying communities at risk and developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans.
 
This report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity.
 

NASF Applauds Federal Excess Property Resolution

NASF Applauds Federal Excess Property Resolution
Decision is a Relief to State Agencies Which Rely on
Transferred Equipment to Combat Wildfire

WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) applauds yesterday’s decision to fully restore transfers under the Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP) and the Firefighter Property Program (FFP) for wildland firefighting.

Wildland Fire Center Helps Air Force Reduce Threat from Fire

More than 1,000 wildland fires occur on Air Force lands each year, a threat which has lead to the development of the Wildland Fire Center (WFC).

WFC, part of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, was established July 2012 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The center provides guidance, expertise and oversight required by the Air Force and its installations to manage wildland fire risk and sustain the Air Force mission nationwide.

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