wildfire mitigation News

Washington Unveils Decade-Long Plan to Mitigate, Respond to Wildfire

The state is months away from wildfire season, but Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has proposed a plan to strengthen the ways that Washington can prevent and respond to wildfires. Franz released the 10-year plan last week as part of …

Firebreaks Permit Requirement in Southern New Jersey Sparks Concern

Some New Jersey residents are expressing concerns about a proposed change they fear could hamper creation of firebreaks in the New Jersey Pinelands. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Pinelands Commission is considering changes to its comprehensive management plan requiring …

Firewise Program Continues to Educate Homeowners on Wildfire Mitigation

The raging wildfire in Alberta, Canada, has prompted concerns in the U.S. that this wildfire season will be as bad as last year. In 2015, there were more than 68,000 wildfires in the U.S. making it one of the worst …

Senators Push FEMA for Details on Wildfire Mitigation

Two senators are pushing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to detail its efforts to mitigate wildfires. Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet and Idaho Republican Mike Crapo also want FEMA to identify funding obstacles for current mitigation programs. The senators said Monday …