[QUOTE=mike2810;1062417825]States provide fire protection for lands they manage.
Feds do for lands they manage.
Cooperative agreements exist. Cost agreements are generally set so State pays for use of Federal resources. Feds pay for use of State/local resources. Fires involving multiple land ownership, cost sharing is generally broken down by percent ownership of the fire boundaries.
Yes, States can apply for federal disaster aid.
My point, as it exists today if the States took over the management of federal lands, the State would assume the protection costs.[/QUOTE]
They would also get the revenue that land brings in.