Thanks to Marek Smith for sending this in!
Wildfires Consume Funds Flagged for Prevention
This year, the U.S. Forest Service has spent hundreds of millions of dollars fighting wildfires, cutting into funds originally set aside to prevent them. Fire historian Steve Pyne compares the way we manage fires today to how we manage health—focused on emergencies, and not prevention.
Produced by Christopher Intagliata, Senior Producer
Former staffer, House Appropriations Committee
Director, “Restoring America’s Forests”
The Nature Conservancy
Arizona State University
Note: toward the end of the interview, Chris mentions the use of goats to keep firebreaks in the chaparral.