Oregon lawmakers consider new rules for wildfire prevention

Michael Medler, an assistant professor at Western Washington University who has also worked as a firefighter, said the more than 5 million acres in Oregon that need thinning and burning treatment are “too big a problem to just get in there and solve with saws.”

“That’s a massive area,” he said. “I’m proposing instead we focus on thinning in buffers around communities.”

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 10:22am