Report Blasts California Wildfire Tactics

Oversight agency takes on environmental management



SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) – The Little Hoover Commission is blasting California for “an unprecedented environmental catastrophe” due to “a century of mismanaging Sierra Nevada forests.”

That’s the conclusion of a new report, issued Monday by the commission, which is California’s independent oversight agency. The report reveals that California may be doing it all wrong when it comes to fighting wildfires.

Milton Marks Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy
Fire on the Mountain: Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada

“We’ve been suppressing the fires,” said Terri Hardy, acting executive director of the Little Hover Commission. “The result is dying and unhealthy forests that impact everyone.”


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