Guest Opinion: Managing wildfire: What works and what doesn’t

Guest Opinion  by Rich Fairbanks, Medford Mail Tribune, December 17 2017

We now have solid science and decades of experience managing western wildfires. But in our hyper-partisan age, the issue of fire management is becoming as politicized as timber management was in the 80′s and 90′s. In an attempt to contribute to a fact based debate, I present a brief summary of respected, published findings on wildfire management.

The fire management status quo is not working

We are experiencing hotter, drier fire seasons throughout the West.

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