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Cal Fire Report Prioritizes Fuel Reduction for Wildfire Prevention

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A Los Angeles city firefighter walks through a charred field as he looks for hot spots after the Carr Fire burned through the area on July 29, 2018 in Redding, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cal Fire released a list of recommendations to help prevent wildfires Tuesday. The report, issued after a January executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom, prioritizes fuel reduction projects like removing dead trees. This approach upset some ecologists and researchers who say the kind of forest clearing Cal Fire proposes could make future fires burn more intensely. We’ll discuss the Cal Fire report, and what the agency’s critics propose.

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Dan Brekke, editor; reporter, KQED News

Chad Hanson, research ecologist, John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute

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