2SHB 1168 was heavily influenced by the DNR and promoted by Commissioner Franz. The bill creates the aforementioned Wildfire Response, Forest Restoration and Community Resilience Account to fund projects that are consistent with the state’s 20-year forest health plan and the 10-year wildland fire protection plan. These plans offer a three-tiered approach to wildfire prevention — wildfire response, forest restoration, and community resilience strategies — with the understanding that restoring healthy forests can help to prevent wildfires and mitigate the strength of those that do occur.

Source: MRSC – Historic Bill Focuses on Wildfire Prevention, Forest Reclamation