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Revisiting Wildfires In The West On Wednesday's Access Utah


In a commentary published recently at Mongabay.com, Paul Rogers, a forest ecologist and Director of the Western Aspen Alliance at Utah State University, argues that forest managers’ “goal should not be to stop wildfire but to reduce conflicts with it.”

The headline for the piece is: “First the savior, now the villain: Fire suppression is often overhyped in the American west.”

Today we’ll talk about wildfires in the West with Paul Rogers and Larissa Yokum, Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology in the USU Department of Wildland Resources and the USU Ecology Center.