The business and employment effects of the National Fire Plan in Oregon and Washington in 2001
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The National Fire Plan (NFP) seeks to increase fire suppression capabilities, reduce fire hazards, restore fire-adapted ecosystems, and create economic benefit for rural communities and businesses. In Title IV of the 2001 Department of Interior Appropriations Bill, Congress also authorized the Departments of Interior and Agriculture (Forest Service) to consider benefit to rural communities when awarding contracts to reduce fire hazard. This report examines how the direction to consider local benefit in the National Fire Plan appropriation language may be affecting rural communities and other entities that provide services to the federal land management agencies as contractors and federal employees.
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