forest fires

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are developing and testing a computer model that predicts wildfire growth.

Legislation to mandate the use of cutting edge technology in fighting wildfires passed the House Wednesday and is now headed to the president’s desk.

 


One reason why the Governor is going ahead with budget cuts is because he wants to make sure the state has enough money to pay for emergencies. 

For example, the state will likely spend 50-million dollars to pay for 2012 forest fires.  

Governor Matt Mead said that weather forecast show that there is a good chance that the state will face a similar fire season next year.