New efforts in Nevada launched by Forest Service to address wildfire crisis

  • Source: Carson Now
  • Published: 01/24/2023 12:00 AM

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday, Jan. 19 expanded efforts to reduce wildfire risk across the western U.S., directly affecting national forests here in Nevada. These investments, made possible through the Biden Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), will directly benefit at-risk communities and critical infrastructure across 11 additional landscapes in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. “It is no longer a matter of if a wildfire will threaten many western communities in these landscapes, it is a matter of when,” said Secretary Vilsack. “The need to invest more and to move quickly is apparent. This is a crisis and President Biden is treating it as one. In Nevada, the Sierra and Elko Fronts were selected for increased funding.


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