Wildland Fire Management and resilient landscapes 2016
Andrew and Gareth have recently returned from attending the Western Governors Association meeting in Wyoming, where the issue of wildfires was discussed for the second year, in the context of environmental impact. Being there allowed them to have constructive conversations with several Governors from wildfire prone states. "It is clear that the problem is getting worse" stated Interior Secretary Sally Jewell who added that last year was the worst on record for acreage burnt by wildfires. While everyone holds their breath for the onslaught in this year’s fire season, we must succeed in persuading government and key stakeholders to commit to research to find a solution.