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Federal Funding Approved For Forest Restoration

(Portland, OR) -- The federal government has approved funding to reduce wildfire risk in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Four-and-a-half million dollars will be spent on projects to increase the health and resiliency of the forest and to reduce fuels that can feed a wildfire. The money comes from the Inflation Reduction Act and 490-million dollars that are being divided among 11 projects in seven states. The Colville National Forest in Washington state will get two-million dollars.

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