Opinion: Federal investments in science are needed to reduce wildfire

  • Life-saving advancements in forecasting that will increase warning times for evacuating communities and more effective firefighting operations, using real-time or near-real time detection of when a fire starts, through improvements in earth-observing satellites;
  • The means to control burn areas with better data of the fuels on the ground;
  • Reduced frequency and limited scope of public safety power shutoff events through enhanced fire risk models;
  • Providing a science- and evidence-based approach to forest management to reduce wildfire threats;
  • And the ability to mitigate property damage by wildfires through improved building and zoning standards in the wildland-urban interface, and more.

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