Lauren Sommer of NPR writes on why the south is decades ahead of the west in wildfire prevention.
- States in the south prioritize responsible forest management practices such as prescribed burns and thinning out fuel load on forest floors.
- Florida, the current leader in prescribed burns, has done prescribed burns on more than 1.6 million acres this year.
- By following the south’s lead and increasing active forest management practices, western states could see the damage from wildfires be effectively reduced.
Read the full article here.