U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell joined Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Denver yesterday to discuss the threat of catastrophic wildfire in the West.
Rim Fire 2014. Source: Mike McMillan
The Southwest and Northwest could face potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, despite an unusually wet May over much of the nation. Southern Arizona and drought-stricken California are especially vulnerable to large, costly fires. Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho and western Montana will face increasing fire danger later in the summer. Read the article here.
Voice recording of the press conference with Vilsack, Jewell and Tidwell. Source: Wildfire Today.