BOISE, Idaho — Idaho's wildfire seasons are 30 to 60 days longer than in past decades because of the changing climate. That's what Idaho's state forester recently told a congressional subcommittee.

State Forester Craig Foss recently testified before a House Committee on Natural Resources subcommittee about the relationship between drought, wildfires and forest health. He said more than eight-million acres of Idaho's forestland are in declining condition, leaving them at high risk of insect problems, disease and wildfires.

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