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June 29, 2023

Billions are being spent to turn the tide on the West's wildfires — it won't be enough

  • Hindering the Forest Service nationwide is a shortage of workers to cut and remove trees.
  • By MATTHEW BROWN, TERRY CHEA, CALEB DIEHL and CAMILLE FASSETT
    Associated Press

    AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez [enlarge]
    A crew member uses a tree processor to strip bark and branches from logs before being transported to a mill earlier this month near Camptonville, California.

    DOWNIEVILLE, Calif. — Using chainsaws, heavy machinery and controlled burns, the Biden administration is trying to turn the tide on worsening wildfires in the U.S. West through a multi-billion dollar cleanup of forests choked with dead trees and undergrowth.


     
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