Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 22, 2019

Government Shutdown Having Major Impact On Wildfire Prevention Efforts In California, Officials Say – capradio.org

Capitol Public Radio reports

The shutdown has more or less stopped wildfire-prevention activities such as forest thinning and prescribed burns — that’s where fires are lit on purpose as a management tool — on federal land in California, even though weather conditions in a lot of the country are ideal for practices like prescribed burns

…the shutdown persists is a missed opportunity for cleaning up California’s dense forests, which the president again threatened to defund in a Tweet on Wednesday.

Read or listen to full article at  Government Shutdown Having Major Impact On Wildfire Prevention Efforts In California, Officials Say – capradio.org


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