Feds announce $10 million for wildfire projects in 12 states
MARSING, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday toured a massive wildfire rehabilitation effort in southwest Idaho that’s part of the federal government’s new wildfire strategy and then announced $10 million for projects in 12 states to reduce wildfire threats.
The money is part of the Wildland Fire Resilient Landscapes Program intended to restore public lands.
—Southern Utah, which will receive $3.5 million to improve habitat for greater sage grouse.
—About $1 million to protect habitat for Bi-State sage grouse on the Nevada-California border.
—Another $1 million in Colorado and Utah to improve Gunnison sage grouse habitat.
—The Santa Clara Pueblo area in New Mexico will receive $800,000 to protect cliff dwellings and other cultural sites.