|Prescribed fire on Trinity National Forest. Photo: Klamath TREX|
Blog author William Tweed offers a simple and supporting argument for prescribed fire.
"We’re only better off without prescribed burns — in the climate sense — if we believe that other, bigger fires will NEVER occur. Unfortunately, everything we know about our California landscapes tells us that suppressing all fires, forever, is simply impossible. Sooner or later, our forests always burn." Read Mr. Tweed's blog post here.
Full implementation of the Cohesive Strategy and the realization of our goals to restore healthy, resilient landscapes will require that we understand and acknowledge some level of risk and be willing to accept those trade offs for the longer term benefits.