Letters from the West

May 1, 2014

Study says firewise activities don't reduce costs of wildfires

A study by Headwaters Economics says actions to make homes and firefighters safer doesn't translate to government savings.

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."