Prescribed burns are a useful tool against the increasing danger of wildfires in the Western United States. But there’s a risk.
So, how do you convince residents of the country that introduced Smokey Bear that more frequent fires are the way to go? One way: data. KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has the story.
This story is part of Western Slope Resources Reporting, a collaboration between community radio stations KOTO, KBUT, KVNF, KDNK, and KSJD. It provides in-depth coverage of how people and organizations are finding creative and positive ways to overcome natural resource-related challenges in the region.