Interior Department Invests $5.1 Million for Wildfire Resilience

The funding will complete fuel treatments for 2 million acres of land.

The Department of the Interior has announced the investment of $5.1 million to support fuels treatment for 5,395 acres of land in Colorado. This is the first portion of $103 million dollars the department apportioned for wildfire risk mitigation in the United States, which will fund fuels treatments for 2 million acres across the country this fiscal year. The funding will also be used to continue developing a wildfire risk mapping tool for federal and local foresters.

“As climate change drives harsher heat waves, more volatile weather, and record drought conditions, we are seeing wildfire seasons turn to wildfire years, threatening communities, businesses, wildlife, and the environment,” said Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland to seek the Lord’s direction as she leads her department.
  • For Deputy Secretary Beaudreau as he supports forest management efforts to prevent wildfires.
  • For Chief Randy Moore as he oversees the U.S. Forest Service.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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