Monday, July 6, 2015

Western Governors Talk Drought, Wildfire & Sage-Grouse

Idaho Governor Butch Otter chats with field trip participants during the 2015 WGA Annual Meeting.

In late June, Gov. Brian Sandoval hosted the annual meeting of the Western Governors' Association in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Hot topics included drought, wildfire, and sage-grouse. The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources hosted a field tour for the Association, where attendees witnessed the on-the-ground effects of droughts on forests, and learned about what local land managers are doing to prepare for wildfire.

See recap of WGA's annual meeting here.  And additional news coverage here

Forest Shafer of North Lake Tahoe Fire District shares information about the increasing risk of wildfire due to drought. Photos source Kathryn Reed.


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