Former Forest Service wildlife biologist and program manager Leon Fager explains how decades of cattle grazing have changed the structure of the America's western forests in ways that make them more prone to catastrophic fires. This video is an excerpt from a longer interview with Fager, the transcript of which is contained in WESTERN TURF WARS: THE POLITICS OF PUBLIC LANDS RANCHING. See westernturfwars.com for information about the book.

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