Opinion: A bold plan to fight America’s raging wildfire crisis
The federal government needs a new wildfire strategy, particularly in the American West, and several members of Congress are looking in the right direction with bills to create a new Climate Conservation Corps (CCC). The proposed CCC is modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps that worked effectively on soil conservation, water conservation, and recreation projects from 1933 to 1942. The new CCC, drawing in part on funding from the recent $1 trillion infrastructure bill, could provide similarly effective work on public lands.
-Written by James R. Skillen, an associate professor of environmental studies at Calvin University and director of the Calvin University Ecosystem Preserve and Native Gardens.
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