“In an effort to reduce the dangers of wildfires, California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order that calls for accelerating forest management and restoration. This order comes mere months after the state saw some of its largest and deadliest blazes. Issues that will be tackled with this order include: combating tree mortality, increasing the ability of forests to capture carbon, and improving forest management. In order to support these efforts, a May budget revision will be released today, in which an additional $96 million will be allocated to aid this executive order. This is on top of $160 million Gov. Brown already proposed for fire protection and forest work this fiscal year.”
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