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Indy Environment: Nevada officials seek less red tape to bring in help to fight wildfires

With the state’s wildfire season growing longer and more intense, Nevada Division of Forestry officials would like to enter an interstate wildfire compact — but they are unclear on how to legally do that.

Western wildfire expert thinks ‘we need to scrap the whole process and make a new one’

Two of Nevada’s leading wildfire experts — Tim Brown, director of the Western Regional Climate Center at the Desert Research Institute, and Christina Restaino, director of the Living With Fire program at UNR — offer insight into why wildfires have gotten so bad, their hidden costs and the mitigation efforts that are needed from local up to federal levels.

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