Category: Misconceptions

Nature Suppression

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… Continue Reading “Nature Suppression”

Forest Fires in the Hills of Orange County?

Misinformation about California Wildfiresfrom those who should know better As non-native grasslands and low-growing California sage scrub were being consumed by fires in Orange County this week, in areas that had burned a decade before, USA Today provided a solution – we need to… Continue Reading “Forest Fires in the Hills of Orange County?”

AGAIN – Past Logging Makes a fire worse

As with the Creek Fire, logging, habitat clearance, and the creation of forest plantations by private corporations and the US Forest Service in the northern Sierra Nevada Bear Fire area are making the fire worse, and threatening lives as a result. The Bear Fire… Continue Reading “AGAIN – Past Logging Makes a fire worse”