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Fighting Fire with Fire in New Mexico's Ponderosa Pines
July 9, 2018

Prescribed burns are a useful but risky tool in wildfire prevention. Fire managers say they help restore a healthy eco-system to areas that haven't burned in years and have become dangerously overgrown with trees and brush. How does an agency such as the Forest Service convince the public that more frequent fires are beneficial? Data. KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has the story.

Photo: A stand of ponderosa pines in New Mexico’s Santa Fe National Forrest recover from the Las Conchas Fire. Photo courtesy of Western State Colorado University.

Posted by Christopher Biddle - Chris@kbut.org

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