Feds to send nearly $200 million to help communities prepare for wildfires

Funding represents first round of new $1 billion Community Wildfire Defense Grant program authorized under infrastructure bill

By: - March 20, 2023 4:36 pm
Norton Fire

The lightning-caused Norton Fire started on Aug. 1, 2022, approximately seven miles northwest of Lower Loon Creek on the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. (Courtesy of the Salmon-Challis National Forest)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.