Wildfire by the numbers in FEMA Region 10 from 2000 - 2017
Wildfires have always shaped the West. Moderate wildfire nourishes the soils, fosters biodiversity, and reduces vegetation, allowing sun to reach the forest floor to encourage growth of native flora. Changes in weather, development, suppression, and forest management changed how wildfires burn. The wildfire season is longer and fires are more intense, causing severe destruction. FEMA has several programs that provide funding to mitigate future wildfire damage, help communities recover from wildfire, and support wildfire readiness efforts. This infographic shows expenditures in each of those programs in the FEMA Region 10 states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
|Region 10 Wildfire Funds for resilience|
|0.65M||May 29, 2019|