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Ecologists say federal wildfire plans are dangerously out of step with climate change

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In a recent letter, Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden chastised the U.S. secretaries of Interior and Agriculture for not moving fast enough to hire more firefighters amid a staffing crisis and to boost pay. And he implored them to answer basic questions about wildfire mitigation strategy and spending despite a record infusion of new federal money.
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Ecologists say federal wildfire plans are dangerously out of step with climate change

Many forest ecologists say the U.S. Forest Service is hampered by an outdated approach to prescribed fires, a key tool for reducing the threat of megafires made worse by climate change.

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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Ecologists say federal wildfire plans are dangerously out of step with climate change

In a recent letter, Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden chastised the U.S. secretaries of Interior and Agriculture for not moving fast enough to hire more firefighters amid a staffing crisis and to boost pay. And he implored them to answer basic questions about wildfire mitigation strategy and spending despite a record infusion of new federal money.

1 month ago·Portland, United States
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Ecologists say federal wildfire plans are dangerously out of step with climate change

A scorched structure and vehicles stand on a property mostly destroyed by the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire on June 2, near Las Vegas, N.M. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)The federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) is launching an investigation after U.S. Forest Service-controlled burns that escaped caused the largest wildfire ever recorded in New Mexico.The GAO is examining controlled burn policies at the Forest Service and other fede…

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Ecologists say federal wildfire plans dangerously out of step with climate change

The federal Government Accountability Office is launching an investigation after U.S. Forest Service-controlled burns that escaped caused the largest wildfire ever recorded in New Mexico.

1 month ago
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Ecologists say federal wildfire plans are dangerously out of step with climate change

Many forest ecologists say the U.S. Forest Service is hampered by an outdated approach to prescribed fires, a key tool for reducing the threat of megafires made worse by climate change.

1 month ago
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Ecologists say federal wildfire plans are dangerously out of step with climate change

Many forest ecologists say the U.S. Forest Service is hampered by an outdated approach to prescribed fires, a key tool for reducing the threat of megafires made worse by climate change.

1 month ago
Read Full Article
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