Category Archives: Misconceptions

Overgrown shrubs?

Our letter to journalists. We respectfully request that in future articles on wildfires in California, you dispense with the word “overgrown” when describing environments dominated by native shrubs as used in your recent articles on the Detwiler Fire (e.g. overgrown … Continue reading

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An Appeal to California’s Fire Agencies

Emphasizing home flammability and the value of nature can save more homes during wildfires and help create healthier communities  Local, state, and federal fire agencies are urged to expand their approach to reduce loss of life and property to wildfires. … Continue reading

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Darwin, Mockingbirds, and Truth

Here’s to maintaining our curiosity of the natural world and the courage to question – a message offered by one of the four species of mockingbirds found on the Galapagos Islands. Not fully known, but it was the Galapagos mockingbirds … Continue reading

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Greedy trees are taking all our water?

The anti-forest habitat crusade continues in order to promote more logging and support the impractical US Forest Service goal of attempting to create “drought and fire resistant” forests across the nation through “active” management. Joining the “over-clogged” forest hysteria, we … Continue reading

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Wildfire Hyperbole: Falsely Blaming Past Fire Suppression

Whenever wildfire is discussed, you can almost guarantee that someone will say something like the following: These unnaturally, hot mega-fires are the result of past fire suppression which has allowed an unnatural accumulation of vegetation. Forests are out of whack. … Continue reading

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