Spending To Fight Wildfires At The Expense Of Preventing Them

National Public Radio: The weed-whacker is a frequent companion to the sounds of chirping birds and rustling pines at Ross Frank's ranch in Chumstick, Wash. With forested land on all sides, he's clearing dense brush beneath a stand of by his house. "So we're turning that around manually and mimicking what fire would have done naturally," he says. Eighty percent of the county where Frank's ranch is located is owned by the government. Frank says the government needs to do the same thing he's doing now — clearing out the......

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