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USDA Invests $48 Million in Projects to Protect Communities from Wildfire, Restore Forest Ecosystems and Improve Drinking Water

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USDA is committed to working across land ownership boundaries to reduce risks before disasters occur. Building on the announcement of the Forest Service’s 10-year strategy and implementation plan for confronting the wildfire crisis, today USDA is announcing more than $48 million of investments by the Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) this year through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership for projects that will mitigate wildfire risk, protect water quality, improve wildlife habitat, restore forest ecosystems and ultimately contribute to USDA’s effor...