Gov. Jared Polis applauds more wildfire mitigation, forest management grants for Colorado

By Jennifer McRae
CBS News
February 15, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Jared Polis

COLORADO — Gov. Jared Polis announced more wildfire mitigation and forest health management grants for Colorado. He was joined by state leaders, legislators, youth corps members, and water providers to announce an additional investment of $6.5 million in grants from Colorado’s Strategic Wildfire Action Program. According to the Governor’s Office, Polis’ administration has committed about $145 million in state funds and leveraged millions more in federal funds for forest health and wildfire mitigation work. “Colorado is becoming a national leader in wildfire mitigation and we need to do more to provide our communities with the tools and resources to prevent and control fires. This work keeps Coloradans safe, protects our air quality, and supports our thriving communities and Colorado’s iconic outdoors,” said Polis.

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