Washington Gets Into the Good Neighbor Forest Game

In the Pacific Northwest, the threat of wildfires is an ongoing concern.  Many fires start on national forests, land owned by the federal government. Because federal agencies have a limited amount of money and resources to put toward fire-prevention projects, a deal was reached in 2014 allowing states to step in and oversee work on federal lands. Idaho has taken advantage of this program for a few years. Last week, it announced a deal on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. And now, Washington is getting into the game as well.