FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2009, file photo District Ranger Bill 

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2009, file photo District Ranger Bill Gamble points out a telltale hole indicating pine beetles have attacked a tree in the Umpqua National Forest in Diamond Lake, Ore. Overwhelmed by a combination of government austerity and the sheer cost of firefighting, key federal agencies are spending less money clearing brush or removing deadwood killed by parasites, that could prevent further wildfires in the future.  (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2009, file photo District Ranger Bill Gamble points out a telltale hole indicating pine beetles have attacked a tree in the Umpqua National Forest in Diamond Lake, Ore. Overwhelmed by a combination of government austerity and the sheer cost of firefighting, key federal agencies are spending less money clearing brush or removing deadwood killed by parasites, that could prevent further wildfires in the future. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)
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