LISTEN: Discover the benefits of natural fire in new ‘Out West’ podcast

Reintroducing Natural Fire in Western Landscapes, the latest episode of WGA’s Out West podcast, highlights the benefits of utilizing prescribed fire, managed fire, and cultural burning.

Bill Whitacre, WGA Senior Policy Advisor, leads a conversation about the ways that fire can be used to restore western lands, as well as barriers to its expanded use. He speaks with Ron Goode, Tribal Leader of the North Fork Mono; Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Director of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council; and Laura McCarthy, the New Mexico State Forester.

To listen, click the embedded player below. Out West is also available on PodbeanSpotify and Apple Podcasts.

Wildfire is a major issue in the West and improving wildfire management is a high priority for the Western Governors’ Association. Learn more about our ongoing policy work to prevent and combat wildfire.

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