Clear-cutting forests won’t solve California’s wildfire problem. But this will

Sacramento Bee Editorial, August 16 2018

Now nearly everyone, it seems, is in favor of more “forest management” to reduce fuel for California’s record wildfires.

But there is a big difference between clearing overgrown brush and thinning dead trees, and neither is the same as clear-cutting acres of pristine forest. Those distinctions matter a lot as state and federal officials scramble to prevent more wildfires from charring huge swaths of the state.


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