Turkey Federation Gets $50 Million Grant to Battle Wildfires

By Andrew McKean
Outdoor Life
October 28, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

…Under the terms of a stewardship agreement inked today with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the U.S. Forest Service hopes to see fewer evacuations of Western mountain towns and fewer catastrophic wildfires blackening America’s forests and smudging our skies. The Forest Service announced the broad themes of a 20-year agreement with the NWTF that provides the funds and authority to boost forest resiliency across the country. It’s the largest agreement of its kind. The initial ante is $50 million, mostly funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, two pieces of legislation that President Biden signed into law earlier this year, to address key infrastructure deficiencies around the country. …That work … largely involves cutting timber, removing combustibles in the urban/wildland interface, and using prescribed burning and other habitat treatments to return balance to forests that haven’t been either logged or moderately burned in generations.

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