The 2017 wildfire season was the most expensive on record, with more than $2 billion in suppression costs. As fires become more intense, last longer, and are closer to where people live, they are driving an unsustainable increase in firefighting costs. These costs regularly exceed what Congress has set aside for fighting fires, resulting in borrowing from other public lands and recreation accounts, ultimately chipping away at funds that keep our land and water healthy and accessible.
The good news is that there is a bipartisan and bicameral solution in Congress. The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA) (H.R. 2862; S. 1842) is a comprehensive, bipartisan and bicameral solution in Congress that will stop fire borrowing and is supported by over 200 organizations.
Please fill out the form below to send a letter asking your representatives in Congress to support the passage of WDFA today.