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Good Neighbor Authority Brings Hope For Wildlife


January 23, 2017

Fires ravaged hundred of thousands of acres in the southern Appalachians, but it remains to be seen how they will affect new growth in the spring, providing food for wildlife. (Photo courtesy of David Whitmire)

This past fall's historic fire season proves the importance of our local, state and federal agencies' ability to work in unison. Sharing of resources and support was tested in our surrounding forest by these agencies, at levels probably never seen. Although Transylvania dodged some close calls, lessons from the event should be noted. One of the best stories I have heard coming from those on the ground was that agencies cooperated together. This led to the successful saving of lives and structures all while keeping fire fighters safe. Hats off to all those agencies that stepped up and perfor...

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