Our forests are not suffering primarily from fire suppression, the story one constantly hears, but rather too much human meddling, be it logging, thinning, fire, habitat clearance, the works.
The map below tells the story. The actual data shown presents a picture in such stark contrast to the paradigm being promoted by Cal Fire, the US Forest Service, and California Governor Newsom. At the very least, the data demands a pause, a reexamination of what the crowd is demanding. At the very least.