Press conference about upcoming wildfire season, with Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture

This is an audio recording of a press conference that occurred Tuesday, June 9, when U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell discussed the growing threat of wildfires in the United States – particularly in the West – and announced preparations by both agencies in advance of the 2015 wildfire season. The recording begins as Secretary Vilsack’s opening statement is ending.

The photo is the July, 2012 Myrtle Fire in the Black Hills of South Dakota — taken by Bill Gabbert.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.