Sent to me by Ryan Webster, USFS Firefighter, and written by a great journalist who does wonderful in-depth research, Lisa Krieger of the SJ Merc News:
“As ashes cool on a sequence of wildfires — Delta, Carr, Mendocino Complex and so many more — there’s a statewide sigh of relief, a collective sense of gratitude as real as the hand-painted signs thanking the firefighters who contain those dangerous blazes.
But a different sentiment is stirring among many experts: California is a place forged by fire, they say, and our fierce fire-fighting policies are, paradoxically, creating a fuel-filled landscape that burns hotter and faster than ever.
Now it’s time, many say, to try a different approach[.] …
This is a lengthy, in depth report backed up by solid research. Well worth the read. The rest of this article can be found here: