State Grants $170 Million of Cap-and-Trade Funds to Fire Prevention Programs
by Nicole Yelich
Aug 08, 2018

As the largest fire in California’s history rages on in Mendocino County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Tuesday that the state will be granting more than $170 million in cap-and-trade funds to local governments and organizations to help prevent future destructive and deadly fires like the Mendocino Complex fire and is now the largest wildfire in California’s history.

The funds will be allocated to programs that provide fire prevention education programs and work to improve the overall health of forests through fire abatement and the removal of flammable vegetation.