U.S. Forest Service

Perdue: Congress needs to treat major fires like other disasters

· September 11, 2017

The U.S. Forest Service should not be routinely borrowing money from prevention programs to combat ongoing wildfires. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told Congress last week that taking funds from prevention efforts only leaves behind more fuel in the forests for future fires to burn, exacerbating the situation. Perdue made his remarks during a […]

USDA revs up resources for fighting wildfires

· August 22, 2017

In response to the extreme wildfires over large parts of the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has ramped up resources and assets. The fires, affecting forests and grasslands, are burning across Western Montana, Idaho, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. “Our courageous USFS firefighters do an outstanding job and are […]

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