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Secretary Jewell to Join Members of Idaho and Oregon Delegations, Gov. Otter for Briefing on 2014 Fire Season Outlook
President's Budget Proposal Includes New Framework to Fund Major Wildfires
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BOISE – On Monday, March 17, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho for a briefing on the outlook of the 2014 wildfire season.
With fire seasons becoming longer and more intense, President Obama's FY15 budget proposes a new framework for funding fire suppression operations in the Interior Department and the U.S. Forest Service to provide stable funding for fire suppression, while minimizing the adverse impacts of fire transfers on the budgets of other fire and non-fire programs.
Jewell will be joined by Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, federal fire officials and members from the Idaho and Oregon delegations who are championing the legislation in the Senate and House to reform federal wildfire policy.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Mike Crapo, U.S. Senator from Idaho Jim Risch, U.S. Senator from Idaho Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator from Oregon Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator from Oregon Mike Simpson, U.S. Representative from Idaho Raúl Labrador, U.S. Representative from Idaho C.L. “Butch” Otter, Governor of Idaho
Federal fire officials
Briefing on 2014 wildfire season and media availability on federal wildfire funding
Monday, March 17, 2014
11:00 a.m. MT – Media check-in
11:15 a.m. MT – Briefing begins
National Interagency Fire Center
Jack Wilson HQ Building
3833 Development Avenue
Boise, ID NOTE: Enter through security gates off of Vista Avenue
Reporters wishing to join by telephone conference please dial (800) 369-1885 Passcode: FIRE
Media interested in attending or joining by telephone conference are encouraged to RSVP here