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Western Wildfires Fuel Urgency for Forest Restoration

After years of using Smokey the Bear to tout the evils of fire in the forests, the U.S. Forest Service is having a change of heart, now recognizing that fire is a natural part of the landscape and that decades of fire suppression and passive forest management can have severe consequences. (Returning prescribed fire to the landscape is one of NBCI’s primary objectives for the restoration of bobwhite quail in addition to a range of other wildlife species.) Read more about the Forest Service’s desire to return to fire in the landscape and why.