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A Research Project Aims to Improve Forest Resiliency to Future Wildfires


A research project that recently received funding from the Joint Fire Science Program, with support from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, aims to help the Mendocino and Shasta Trinity national forests recover from extreme wildfires while developing forest conditions that will build resiliency to climate change, fires, and other disturbances.

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Improving Wildfire Risk Reduction through Ecosystem Mapping


The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is providing an additional $20 million to the Joint Fire Science Program over five years to support wildland fire science. One proposal that received funding through the law will develop improved ecosystem maps to support strategic fire and fuel management planning at regional and landscape scales.

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Director’s Report: A Historic Down Payment on the Future


The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a historic down payment on the future that will help overcome the worsening climate crisis and increasingly severe wildfires. Accelerating the pace and scale of the Interior Department’s wildland fire management activities is a priority in 2023.

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How One Tribe is Restoring the Fire-dependent Longleaf Pine


This Native American Heritage Month, we’re highlighting stories of Indigenous fire practices. The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas has a deep cultural connection to the longleaf pine. It has vanished from many areas. The Tribe is striving to preserve this fire-dependent species and recently received an award for those efforts.

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