The Politics of Wildfire

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In a cruel irony, Smokey the Bear has been wrong all these years. The federal government's past strategies for fighting fire have actually fueled the super fires that are now setting records and destroying so much of Arizona and Colorado. Though Congress finally realized that error earlier this year, environmentalists and the timber industry are still battling over what to do next. We revisit the debate over fire management and ask why it's so American to live where fires are bound to occur with a federal natural resources coordinator, a Wilderness Society forest ecologist, a landscape designer, and one of the world's leading authorities on wildfire.
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Western Governor's Association Initiative

Wilderness Society

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National Basketball Association

Sports Illustrated

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Warren Olney