Greg Aplet

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G lobally, wildfire size, severity, and frequency have been increasing, as have related fatalities and taxpayerfunded firefighting costs ( 1). In most accessible forests, wildfire response prioritizes suppression because fires are easier and cheaper to contain when small ( 2). In the United States, for example, 98% of wildfires are suppressed before(More)
IN THEIR POLICY Forum “Reform forest fire management” (18 September, p. 1280), M. P. North et al. commendably advocate a more rational strategy for managing fire in U.S. forests. However, their prediction that the extent and severity of wildfires can be substantially reduced by introducing managed fires is not well supported by the evidence. Wildfires are(More)
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