WILDLIFE VS WILDFIRES

Group says environmental policy
putting residents at risk


In the stack of papers inside the notebook that geologist Lynn Gray Jensen carries to interviews are maps from a 2009 fire plan that she says illustrates the influence environmentalists have on public policy. She points to one of the main recommendations in the 50-page Fire Management Plan created by the Ventura County Fire Protection District calling for firefighters to conduct more deliberately ignited and controlled burns on public and private lands to reduce overgrown brush and uncontrol...

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