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Forest Service Interim Chief Discusses Changes To Handling Firefighting And Department Culture

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Vicki Christiansen, interim chief of the U.S. Forest Service, joins Insight during Wildfire Awareness Week.

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Vicki Christiansen was selected by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to serve as the interim chief of the U.S. Forest Service in March 2018.

She’s in California for Wildfire Awareness Week to talk about changes to how Congress funds the agency’s firefighting operations.

Christiansen has also been tasked with addressing harassment and retaliation of female employees in the agency.

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Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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