Federal Bureaucracy Hinders Projects that Can Reduce Wildfire Risk

A prescribed burn being conducted in Grand Canyon National Park, 2019. © M. Quinn NPS

PERC Senior Fellows Sara Sutherland and Eric Edwards join the Pacific Research Institute’s Next Round podcast to discuss their latest research, Does Environmental Review Worsen the Wildfire Crisis?

The episode explores how the federal environmental review process adds delay and expense to urgently needed restoration efforts meant to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. While the review process is meant to protect the environment, in the case of forest management, it hinders important restoration work and can do more harm than good.

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