Wildfire FundingIssue brief
Agriculture & Water Environment & Natural Resources State Budgets Taxes & Fees
Seen historically as an eastern Washington issue, and as Washington
experiences warmer, dryer summers, the number of annual wildfire events
continues to increase. The debate over how to best combat wildfire has
intensified in recent years, as a result. The discussion centers around the
share of resources that should be directed towards suppression vs.
prevention efforts, as well as where funding for these efforts should come