Smoke rises from a thickly timbered hillside as a tree goes up in flames in the hills above Twisp on Aug. 21. Logging to thin forests will reduce potential for wildfires, but the landscape benefits even more if thinning is followed by prescribed burning, wildlife biologists say.
Smoke rises from a thickly timbered hillside as a tree goes up in flames in the hills above Twisp on Aug. 21. Logging to thin forests will reduce potential for wildfires, but the landscape benefits even more if thinning is followed by prescribed burning, wildlife biologists say. Elaine Thompson Associated Press
Smoke rises from a thickly timbered hillside as a tree goes up in flames in the hills above Twisp on Aug. 21. Logging to thin forests will reduce potential for wildfires, but the landscape benefits even more if thinning is followed by prescribed burning, wildlife biologists say. Elaine Thompson Associated Press

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