Monday, September 21, 2015

Scientists: Let Wildfires Burn Whenever Possible

Firefighter Cameron Andersen, US Forest Service, pours water on burning embers while clearing hot spots of the King fire in the El Dorado National Forest, September 18, 2014. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press
A team of forest ecologists and environmental scientists from West Coast universities say too much focus is put on suppression, while a dearth of resources are put towards fuel thinning and prescribed burns.  Researchers call for more forest thinning near homes and more prescribed burning in remote and intermediary forests.  See the article here and see the original article from Science Magazine here.   

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