Interior secretary Zinke and USDA secretary Perdue in Idaho USDA Photo by Lance Cheung
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Federal and State elected officials, and Idaho agriculture and forestry leaders, have a listening breakfast, hosted by and Idaho Governor C.L. Butch Otter, at the Idaho State Capitol Building, in Boise, ID, on June 2, 2017.

USDA, Interior Department stress collaboration fighting wildfires

As wildfire season approaches, secretaries highlight importance of inter-departmental collaboration between USDA and DOI.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Interior Secretary Ryan K. Zinke joined forces in Boise, Ida., June 2 at the National Incident Fire Command Center (NIFC) for a tour and briefing on the upcoming wildfire season. Following the events, the secretaries sent a memorandum to wildland fire leadership highlighting the importance of inter-departmental collaboration in protecting communities and managing public lands.

In the memorandum, Perdue and Zinke stressed the need for working

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