USDA Investing Funds to Reduce Wildfire Risk
“We're announcing the decision to increase our activities with an additional 11 landscapes that span 66 high-priority fire sheds… we intend to invest in those 11 landscapes $490 million. We expect and anticipate that this will allow us to begin a process in a number of shovel-ready projects that are available in these landscapes as well as increasing resources from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in the initial ten landscapes.”
He says the ten-year strategy calls for treating up to 20 million acres of national forests and grasslands and up to 30 million acres of other federal, state, tribal, private, and family-owned lands.
In addition, Governor Gavin Newsom earmarked $80 million in the state budget for prescribed grazing and reintroducing livestock to grass and rangelands.