Fighting Wild Fires

One year after one of the worst wildfire seasons in more than 50 years, conditions in the West are once again prime for catastrophic burns. Join host Neal Conan and guests for a discussion of fire-fighting policy. Should we thin, burn, suppress, or just leave the fires alone?

Guests:

Rebecca Watson

*Assistant Secretary for Land and Mineral Management in the Department of Interior

John N. Maclean

*Author of Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire (Henry Holt, June 2003)

*Author of Fire on the Mountain (William Morrow, 1999)

Michael Francis

*Director of the National Forest Program at the Wilderness Society

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