Fire, Forestry, Weather

Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy

Smoke from a 2016 controlled burn in the Tillamook State Forest towers above Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley

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As spring settles in across the United States, western states are already preparing for summer and wildfire season. And although it may seem counter-intuitive . . .

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