New wildfire strategy targets ‘firesheds’ near towns

Responding to a "wildfire crisis" in the West, the Biden administration will double or even triple its efforts to thin forests and prevent fires that would threaten communities, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday. The 10-year plan will focus on large, high-risk "firesheds" in places such as the Pacific Northwest, the Sierra Nevada in California, the Front Range of Colorado and the Southwest.