Wildland Fire Management

(National Appropriation: $500,000,000; $1,338,000 for AL Mechanical Fuels Treatment, $8,975,000 for Regional Longleaf Pine Restoration Initiative and Fules management ( this money is split b/t AL, FL, GA, NC; SC); $6,281,000 for AL State Cogongrass Task Force’ War on Cogongrass;)
Description: This program provides funding to be distributed as grants to state and private organizations for hazardous fuel reduction, forest health, and ecosystem improvement projects on state and private forests. The goal of WFM projects under the ARRA is to protect communities from large, unnaturally severe fires and contribute to the restoration of fire- adapted ecosystems, thereby helping to foster fire-adapted communities well into the future. The WFM program is designed to recognize the importance of integrating fire as a critical natural process in land and resource management plans and activities, managing wildfire across landownership boundaries, and applying the best available science.

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