Experts Consider Lessons From Fire Season

Oct 25, 2017

The fire season just ending (we hope) was a subject for debate even while the fires were raging; in fact, BEFORE the destructive fires in the California wine country. 

Pretty much every fire season now resumes the debate over whether more work should be done to remove fuel from wild lands or whether they should be burned deliberately or BOTH. 

We take a look back at the season and its lessons with the help of several knowledgeable guests.  

Erik Christensen was National Fuels Program lead for the Interior Department before his retirement. 

John Bailey teaches at the School of Forestry at Oregon State University. 

And J. Keith Gilless is dean of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California-Berkeley. 

They bring many answers... and possibly, more questions.