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Burn permits need to facilitate – not prevent – “good fire” in California

  • Author(s): York, Rob
  • Roughton, Ariel
  • Tompkins, Ryan E
  • Kocher, Susie
  • et al.

The weather last fall was unusually favorable for private landowners to carry out prescribed burns to reduce wildfire hazard. Burn permits, however, made burning unnecessarily difficult. Safe and effective prescribed burns can benefit from changes in permitting.

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