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Fighting fire with fire – the best way to preserve forests in the US

It may seem counter-intuitive, but controlled burns can protect against wildfires. Image: REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Heidi Huber-Stearns

Assistant Research Professor and Director, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, , University of Oregon

Cassandra Moseley

Sr. Associate Vice President for Research and Research Professor, , University of Oregon

Courtney Schultz

Associate Professor of Forest and Natural Resource Policy, , Colorado State University

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A prescribed burn in the Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests, February 2019 Image: USFS

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