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"We have a wildfire and forest health crisis in our state"  Learn more about Commissioner Franz.
~ Commissioner Franz  
 
Last year, our firefighters fought more than 1,100 wildfires. Their courage and skill kept the overwhelming majority of these fires under 10 acres. But, despite their best efforts, more than 130,000 acres still burned. Unless we increase up-front investments in wildfire preparedness and the pace at which we restore the health of our forests, wildfires will continue to intensify. 
 
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has introduced the Wildfire Prevention & Forest Health Bill that will help reduce wildfire damage and cost. This new dedicated account will invest $63 million each year for proven fire prevention and firefighting strategies. This investment will protect our communities by ensuring firefighters have the resources and training they need to get to fires quickly and keep them small. This is a thoughtful, targeted bill that addresses our shared goal of improving Washington’s wildfire response and forest health crisis. By making these investments, we are taking necessary steps to keep Washington’s communities, landscapes, and people safe.

 

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