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League of Women Voters hears wildlife presentation

Research ecologist Chad Hanson, author of “Smokescreen: Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Our Climate,” addressed the Mason County League of Women Voters about his book during its Sept. 21 membership meeting.

Hanson hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada with his older brother in 1989, and witnessed the logging of public lands. He said the attendant “loss and devastation of wild places” made a lasting impression on his political outlook.

Hanson illustrated how people can protect against wildland fires by trimming and building space between trees and shrubs within 10...


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