BLM issues policy to reduce wildfire risk around power lines on public lands

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Building on the Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce the threat of wildfires through active management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California State Office today issued a new policy to limit fire risk from power lines crossing BLM-managed public lands.

The policy provides guidance for effective operations and maintenance actions, such as vegetation management and pole replacement, within and adjacent to electric transmission and distribution line rights-of-way, also known as ROWs.

Two New Klamath Basin Agreements Carve out Path for Dam Removal and Provide Key Benefits to Irrigators

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The U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Commerce, PacificCorp, and the states of Oregon and California today State and federal officials also signed a new, separate agreement with irrigation interests and other parties known as the 2016 Klamath Power and Facilities Agreement (KPFA). This agreement will help Klamath Basin irrigators avoid potentially adverse financial and regulatory impacts associated with the return of fish runs to the Upper Klamath Basin, which are anticipated after dams are removed.

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