Can we make our forests fireproof? Do we want to? Recent large, devastating fires in New Mexico have swept away livelihoods, and threatened and destroyed watersheds and animal habitats. The U.S. Forest Service has undertaken projects to thin forests through prescribed burns and the removal of hazardous fuels...but to what effect? We'll talk with residents, activists, the Forest Service - and YOU! - about how - and if - the needs and desires of stakeholders (human and animal) can be balanced in this time of drought and high fire danger.
We'd like to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show!
- Bryan Bird, Wild Earth Guardians
- Bill Armstrong, Fuels Specialist, Santa Fe National Forest, U.S. Forest Service
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