On Thursday, Dec. 15, The Pew Charitable Trusts will host leaders from federal and state agencies to deliver perspectives on the growing burden of wildfires on state budgets. The expert panel will build on the key findings and recommendations from a forthcoming Pew study, “Wildfires: Burning Through State Budgets.”
Wildfires in the United States have become more catastrophic and expensive in recent years, with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Forest Service nearly doubling their combined spending on wildfire management in the past decade. As more frequent and severe fires drive up public spending, policymakers at all levels of government are faced with decisions about how to pay for the diverse array of interventions required to deal with them.
During this event, practitioners from state forestry and budget agencies, as well as federal partners, will detail their experiences and provide insights on challenges and promising practices in addressing budgeting issues related to wildfire management.
For more information about this event, please contact Jimmy Einsiedler at firstname.lastname@example.org.