Tag Archives: firefighting

Dry, Hot American Summer

Wildland fires are a natural part of a healthy ecosystem. By removing old or dead vegetation, they stimulate new growth and improve wildlife habitats. But wildland fires can also be destructive and deadly. With fires raging in California, today’s WatchBlog … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for Wildland Fire Season

With fires already burning in Southern California and the Southwest, the western United States is gearing up for another fire season. The federal government plays several roles in addressing wildland fires—from suppressing wildfires and reducing potentially hazardous vegetation that can … Continue reading

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GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment Mission Team

GAO’s workforce is organized largely by subject area, with most employees working in 1 of 14 mission teams. Today we’ll be putting the spotlight on the Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) team, which works on issues such as land and … Continue reading

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