Making neighborhoods safer from wildfires through new wildfire resilience tool

By Ashley Nanfria
CBS News
September 13, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

SACRAMENTO – A new tool is aiming to make neighborhoods safer from wildfires by linking state agencies together. It’s a new database that looks at how wildfire prevention projects are going. It’s called the Interagency Treatment Dashboard, a new tool created by the Governor’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force. The dashboard acts as a hub to see all projects in progress and past aimed at preventing wildfires. Director of the Governor’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force Patrick Wright said it helps coordinate and unify agencies in a way that has not been done before. “The public and others will see firsthand everything that has been done by federal, state, local, tribal, and private entities throughout the entire year,” Wright said.

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