What's the government shutdown doing to the Forest Service's ability to plan for next summer's wildfire season?

Up in Alaska, this TV station is showing real concern about the risks of the government being unprepared for next summer's wildfires in the state. Is this a good reason why Democrats and Republicans should find some compromise solution to the shutdown? Or is the risk of wildfires on Western public lands really overrated? Not much of a real problem in 2019, even if it was in 2017 and 2018?




It should be nothing, the professionals can be thinking and planning at home.