On Friday, January 21st, Vice President Kamala Harris announced $1.36 billion in disaster relief funds for the Forest Service to support post-disaster recovery and restoration, including nearly $600 million for recovery efforts in California following the devastating wildfires of 2020 and 2021. As part of a trip to highlight the recent Bipartisan Infrastructure Act (BIA), the Vice President visited a fire station in San Bernardino, California along with Senator Alex Padilla, Governor Gavin Newsom, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Representative Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands), and several federal, state, and local leaders. The Forest Service will use the recovery funds for hazardous material cleanup, reforestation, watershed restoration and infrastructure repairs such as trails, roads, bridges and facilities.