Westernstar1 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Yes, the fire situation is indeed dystopian. There have been home and structure fires, over the last 4 years, like I've never seen and I have lived here in Northern Calif. most all my life.
I don't see any relief from the annual fires until the impact of decades of forestry mismanagement is realized.. Not to mention until the so-called environmental organizations, such as the Sierra Club and the sacrosanct EPA, admit to their failings. The tremendous buildup of forest undergrowth, dead and diseased trees, has to be dealt with. If not, I don't think we will ever see an end to the problem.
Keeping politics out of the discussion, local, state, and federal governments do not cut down trees, ill or well, large or small. The people who do are called lumberjacks who work for privately run lumber companies. They had a successful system managing forests before know nothing politicians jumped in telling them how to run a successful business, ruining it.
Forest fires have been around forever. Bambi was a movie made in the 1940s based upon a book published in the 1920s. Smokey Bear is based upon a real bear rescued after a forrest fire that happen in spring of 1950 in New Mexico. Forrest fires are not recent after effects of climate change.