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    Should the Forest Service Budget do Fires?

    Fires are eating the budget, from 16% in 95 to 52% in 15 (Sorry, dont have more recent numbers but assume that they are worse)...Predicted 2025 67%....the Forest Service has been pleading with Washington to figure something out because much of their work they cant afford to do anymore and the uncertainty because they never know how much the fires are going to cost degrades what they can do even more.

    So far Washington has refused to act (ED: Or they can't get anything done, who ever knows with these assholes anymore!).

    Should fires be funded differently?


    I say yes, figure something out Washington.



    https://www.fs.fed.us/blogs/cost-fig...service-budget

    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/we...-blaze-n801916

    https://www.fs.fed.us/about-agency/b...ire-operations
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    Re: Should the Forest Service Budget do Fires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Fires are eating the budget, from 16% in 95 to 52% in 15 (Sorry, dont have more recent numbers but assume that they are worse)...Predicted 2025 67%....the Forest Service has been pleading with Washington to figure something out because much of their work they cant afford to do anymore and the uncertainty because they never know how much the fires are going to cost degrades what they can do even more.

    So far Washington has refused to act.

    Should fires be funded differently?


    I say yes, figure something out Washington.



    https://www.fs.fed.us/blogs/cost-fig...service-budget

    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/we...-blaze-n801916

    https://www.fs.fed.us/about-agency/b...ire-operations
    If a fire happens on state land then it's up to the state to decide to fight it. If the fire happens on federal land then it's up to the feds to fight it. There are benefits to having the feds own land inside of a state. The people demanding that western land be given back to the states are often short-sighted and come off as ignorant in their arguments.
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    Re: Should the Forest Service Budget do Fires?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    If a fire happens on state land then it's up to the state to decide to fight it. If the fire happens on federal land then it's up to the feds to fight it. There are benefits to having the feds own land inside of a state. The people demanding that western land be given back to the states are often short-sighted and come off as ignorant in their arguments.
    This thread is about something else however I agree.
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