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A line of wildland firefighters marches through the woods during the Yellowstone fires of 1988. The massive complex of fires, which burned more than 790,000 acres, was a transformative moment in the country's view of wildfire. CREDIT: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Fighting Wildfire Is Risky. But It’s Become Riskier Than It Needs To Be

Federal and state agencies have come to realize fires should not be fought at all costs and, in fact, many should not be fought at all. Excluding natural fire led to forests burning in bigger, more destructive ways. Each year, hazardous fuels accumulate faster than we can reduce them through selective logging and burning. Continue Reading Fighting Wildfire Is Risky. But It’s Become Riskier Than It Needs To Be

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This is a culvert, or narrow passage for water to pass, in this case, under a highway. This culvert on the south side of the summit is a barrier to salmon and trout.

Closing Hwy 97 At Blewett Pass: Inconvenient For Drivers, Possibly Critical For Salmon

On Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation closed Blewett Pass for five days to replace fish-blocking pipes with a fish-friendly concrete box. The construction will cost taxpayers $1.2 million, although that’s nowhere near the full cost of the project. Continue Reading Closing Hwy 97 At Blewett Pass: Inconvenient For Drivers, Possibly Critical For Salmon

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