Wildfire Policy From Mann Gulch To Today

Are western wildfires larger and more frequent? What’s the difference between wildfire prevention and suppression? How has wildfire policy evolved in the past century? How do land managers determine when to fight a fire and when to let it burn? Dean Lueck, a former smokejumper and co-author of Clearing the Smoke from Wildfire Policy, talks to John Batchelor about the economics and policy of wildfire.

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