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Milling thinned trees can foot bill to reduce wildfire risks

 

Last updated 5/11/2022 at 10:52am



Thinning public woodlands to remove millions of dead trees is a way to generate much needed cash to reduce wildfire risks, improve forest health, and protect rural homeowners and farms. It is money the U.S. Forest Service and Washington’s Dept. of Natural Resources don’t have because the bulk of their funds are tied up fighting fires.

Our state’s wildfire severity has worsened in recent...



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