Senators: Thin Forests Prevent Wildfires

Senators: Thin Forests Prevent Wildfires

Senators from Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota are encouraging federal officials to use the timber industry to help thin forests prone to wildfires, like ones that raged across their states this summer. In a letter sent to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the senators expressed support for thinning more acres near critical infrastructure and in areas where urban areas are up against forests.

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