Sparking Solutions: The Fuels Management Challenge and Opportunity
With the severity of wildfires in the United States in the last few years, many have turned their attention to fuels management to help mitigate wildfire impacts. Significant new funding and policy attention—notably in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—is being directed toward the use of mechanical thinning and controlled burns to reduce the risk and severity of wildfire events. Forest fuels management can protect communities and natural resources, but it is not without risks and is often politically controversial.
Join Resources for the Future (RFF) on Wednesday, September 7, for the first RFF Live event in the Sparking Solutions webinar series. We will convene a panel of experts from state, federal, and tribal governments to discuss the benefits and challenge of deploying forest fuels reduction strategies at scale. They will also examine fuels management’s effectiveness and costs, new programs, treatment options, and the relationship to energy and construction product markets.