A new study by the John Muir Project shows that fire does important ecological work in forests and it may be time to re-think our federal policy on logging and forest fire suppression. Chad Hanson is a forest fire ecologist and author of the book – The Ecological Importance of Mixed Severity Fires. In this edition of In The Author's Voice, WSIU's Jeff Williams talks with Hanson about the study’s findings and his work as a forest fire ecologist.
Dr. Chad Hanson is a Forest Fire Ecologist with the John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute. You can learn more about the new forest fire study on line at the www.johnmuirproject.org.