Friday, September 4, 2015

Tapped Out...

Okanogan Complex Fires, Washington.  Photo: Jason Redmond
The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (press release here). As a result, the agency is having to dip into funds that were meant for forest restoration. Ironically, the forest restoration work was designed to cut down on wildfire risks. Read the article here

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