Firefighting season is in full swing, with tens of thousands of acres burning in Southern Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge. Are there ways the U-S Forest Service can cut down on the ballooning costs of fire suppression? Cassandra Moseley, a research professor at the University of Oregon, says focusing on fire suppression helps reduce fuels that drive fires….

Firefighting costs exceeded a record two billion dollars in 2017, including more than 450 million dollars in Oregon.