Public concern always peaks in September – the worst fire month of the year – and it vanishes the moment the smoke gives way to sunny fall skies. Lost lives, homes, and towns are forgotten.
“The time has come for society to consider alternatives to fires so large that they escape suppression efforts, often with deadly consequences. If we don’t like the fire trajectory we are on – and I don’t – shouldn’t we try something different?
Sign the attached electronic petition urging Congress to grant the Forest Service the regulatory authorities it needs to treat diseased and dying national forests before wildfires destroy them.
“Just imagine it,” Sheley wrote of his yesteryears… “Constant attack from ground and air. Most wildfires could be quickly extinguished for a fraction of today’s cost. Lives and property saved, and forests protected. Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?”