Thursday, March 5, 2015

How to Ditch a Century of Fire Suppression

In this article, Will Harling, Director of the Mid Klamath Watershed Council suggests it's time to put controlled fire back onto the landscape at larger scales using fuel breaks to safely contain burns.  

Whites Fire, Siskiyou County, CA in July 2014

"This strategy uses some of the same tactics of firefighting, but we can choose cooler times of year to burn and create local jobs and revenue through constructing more effective fuelbreaks," says Harling. Read the full article here.

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