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?
*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)
*Director of the National Forest Program at the Wilderness Society