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By Don C. Brunell
Contributor 

Time to revisit forest management

 

Last updated 9/17/2020 at 11:38am



Not only is the world in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, but America’s western wildlands are burning up as well.

Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters California has a dual crises: the massive wildfire complexes and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “At this time last year, California had seen 4,292 fires that burned 56,000 acres. So far this year, we’ve had 7,002 fires that have burned a whopping 1.4 million acres.” California reports more than 660,000 coronavirus cases.

In Washington, the gigantic Evans Canyon Fire has burned over 110 square miles between Naches and Ellensburg spew...



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