George Wuerthner is an ecologist and former hunting guide who has a degree in wildlife biology. In this article, he discusses misguided information and sensible solutions for western wildfires.
With large fires still raging around the West, we can all feel empathy for those who lost their homes and even entire communities and all of us suffering from the smoke.
Still, there is a lot of smoke and mirrors about the blazes and their cause.
The timber industry, Forest Service, and forestry schools are quick to suggest that logging can reduce large blazes. Rushing to log forests will not solve the problem; indeed, it can worsen it. More subsidized logging takes funds away from solutions that can protect communities.
LINK (via: The Wildlife News)