Unlikely pair working to save our forests

Each year, forests face a growing threat. Millions of acres in the U.S. are destroyed by wildfires. Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California have all seen catastrophic and deadly fires in 2017.

There could be an answer to help prevent these types of wildfires. Both loggers and environmentalists agree that logging could be the answer.

The landscape in Washington and Idaho is unique. For example, a larch tree is fire resistant. When it is involved in a wildfire, only the bark will burn. The tree itself will survive. Other trees, like large fir trees with hanging limbs, are more susceptible to fires.


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