Fires burning managed areas: Climate change overwhelms best efforts

Associated Press: Idaho wildfires burned so hot this summer they scorched even intensely-managed areas, a sign climate change, hot temperatures and extremely dry fuels may trump even man’s best efforts to put a dent in forest blazes. The Idaho Statesman reports the Elk Complex Fire in August burned 6,000 acres of intensively managed state endowment forests, in addition to nearby Boise National Forest that had recently been logged. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Sen. Jim Risch have called for a return to more-aggressive......

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