Thursday, February 2, 2017

Why is Forest Management More Important than Wildfire Management?

Not likely that the new Federal Initiatives care much about our resource management. The "environment is an enemy to business". Our environment (where we live) is looked at as some "out there world" made up by "tree huggers" and Liberals. Aside from this hogwash, from a forester's perspective, I see the damage that has been done for decades in this country by not managing our forests (and I am not talking about wilderness areas!). So, what does forest management have to do with wildfires. A healthy forest reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfires!
Here is one example: Beetle Kill Continues in West. So what comes next? Guaranteed fires and destruction from the "catastrophic fires". Fires are of course good when they are not in the category of "catastrophic"!!

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