Current rules allow forestry companies up to 30 months to clean up debris left by logging and, even after cleanup, to leave large amounts of debris on the ground.
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After the catastrophic 2003 wildfire season former Manitoba premier Gary Filmon was hired by the province to conduct a review. His report, "Firestorm 2003", warned that action had to be taken to reduce fuels in forests near communities. Communities are now saying the province needs to do more.