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December 22, 2012
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Federal agencies draft national wildland fire strategy

Wildfires and weather - we all talk about them, but what can we do about them? The federal government hopes to answer the wildfire question with a three-year strategy session that's wrapping up this month.

There's no guarantee the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy will save an acre of forest.

"We've never done this before, and we're still trying to work out the details," former forest supervisor Alan Quan said from his home in Prescott, Ariz. "We're looking at where are the values we're protecting? Where are the risks? What would make sense? What areas are best to manage to reduce fire risk to the community? What resources could provide protection?"

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The Summit Daily Updated Dec 22, 2012 12:45AM Published Dec 22, 2012 12:44AM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.