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Title

Managing the impact of wildfires on communities and the environment: a report to the President in response to the wildfires of 2000
Document Type: Book
Author(s): US Department of the Interior; US Department of Agriculture
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • agriculture
  • biomass
  • catastrophic fires
  • coniferous forests
  • education
  • fire control
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel appraisal
  • hardwood forests
  • health factors
  • invasive species
  • litter
  • National Fire Plan
  • natural resource legislation
  • pine forests
  • post fire recovery
  • public information
  • rural communities
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: July 31, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38022
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12559
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-W
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Executive Summary: On August 8, 2000, President Clinton asked Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt and Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman to prepare a report that recommends how best to respond to this year*s severe fires, reduce the impacts of these wildland fires on rural communities, and ensure sufficient firefighting resources in the future. The President also asked for short-term actions that federal agencies- in cooperation with states, local communities, and tribes can take to reduce immediate hazards to communities in the wildland-urban interface and to ensure that land managers and firefighters are prepared for extreme fire conditions in the future. This report recommends a Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 budget for the wildland fire programs of the Departments of Agriculture and Interior of $2.8 billion. Included within this total is an increase of nearly $1.6 billion above the President*s FY 2001 budget request in support of the report*s recommendations. This includes additional funding of about $340 million for fire preparedness resources, new funding of $88 million to increase cooperative programs in support of local communities, and approximately $390 million for fuels treatment and burned area restoration. The increase also includes about $770 million to replenish and enhance the Departments* fire suppression accounts, which have been depleted by this year*s extraordinary costs, and to repay FY 2000 emergency transfers from other appropriations accounts.

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Citation:
U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2000. Managing the impact of wildfires on communities and the environment: a report to the President in response to the wildfires of 2000. Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Agriculture.