Wildfires won’t stop at the edge of public land — sustainability policy shouldn’t either 

Nearly 145 million acres of land are at a high risk of catastrophic wildfire across the West thanks to the overwhelming insect epidemic, drought, decades of fire suppression and years of lack of management of our forests.

This statistic is sure to come up in Tuesday’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing on restoring watersheds and large landscapes. The committee plans to discuss collaborative initiatives between state and federal partners to help restore forests back to health in order to protect our forest resources, watersheds and communities.

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