BOISE -- With fire season right around the corner, leaders will gather in Boise Monday to discuss this year's outlook.
Monday's visit to the National Interagency Fire Center includes U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Governor Butch Otter, Idaho's congressional delegation, and members of Oregon's congressional delegation.
In addition to a briefing on the 2014 wildfire season outlook, the leaders will take a look at legislation to revise fire funding.
The legislation -- called the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2013 -- is sponsored by Idaho and Oregon's congressmen and supported by the Western Governor's Association.
Proponents say the bipartisan bill, which has been introduced in the Senate and House, would dramatically reform federal wildfire policy by funding major wildfires the same way as other natural disasters, while freeing up funding to prevent future fires.