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Forest Fire Plan Kindles Debate

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Science  01 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5484, pp. 1448-1449
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5484.1448b

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Forest fires burning in the western United States have already scorched over 2.5 million hectares this summer. Now a federal proposal to prevent them by paying loggers to cut smaller trees is generating heat among ecologists, who say the approach may not be right for all forests--or all fires.